The Learning Renaissance

Where the tactile experience of writing longhand beats the keyboard…

Further to the proposition that learning is more effective when all the senses are engaged, a recent study underlined the importance of the tactile experience of longhand writing in the retention of ideas.

I’ve found that things which slow down the rate at which information is processed can have a profound effect on learning effectiveness. For example, the use of ICT, such as Powerpoint or Photo Story takes the emphasis from the quick grab of information into the need to edit and process ideas to present them as a coherent message.

Ainissa Ramirez explores this further on the Edutopia blog: The Lowdown on Longhand: How Writing by Hand Benefits the Brain


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Dazed and confused much of the time but convinced we can, as a species, do much better than this if we set our minds to being much more positive and productive towards our fellow humans.

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