Argument: Teaching the use of technologies detracts from teaching core values
Argument's parent debate(s)
- Debate archive: Continuing introduction of new technologies and new media adds little to the quality of most education
- Robert Cottrell (moderator). The Economist Debate Series: Education. The Moderator’s opening statement. October 14th, 2007 - "How do we even measure-and how broadly should we measure-the educational impact of new technologies? No doubt, by putting iPods in the classroom, we can improve iPod skills. No doubt a newer generation of microprocessors can help the maths class calculate pi to even more decimal places. But what about social skills? Kindness? Common sense? Happiness? Physical fitness? Latin and Greek? Do those go into the metrics?"