Kids’ Cognition Is Changing—Education Will Have to Change With It

A new survey considers the intellectual future of the millennial generation: multitasking, hyperconnectivity, which may be leading to a lack of patience and concentration, and that an ‘always on’ ethos may be encouraging a culture of expectation and instant gratificaiton.

Source: www.theatlantic.com

“There is a palpable concern among these experts,” Rainie puts it, “that new social and economic divisions will emerge as those who are motivated and well-schooled reap rewards that are not matched by those who fail to master new media and tech literacies.” As a result: “Many of the experts called for reinvention of public education to teach those skills and help learners avoid some of the obvious pitfalls of a hyper-connected lifestyle.”

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