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Edtech acolytes, don’t throw away the instructions just yet

A gaming developer’s claim that the instructional phase of education has had its day may well be premature, argues one primary head

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As our children left school for the long summer holidays, I’m sure the first thought on the minds of some was that an endless period of uninterrupted game-playing stretched ahead of them.

We know only too well how much time children already spend hooked up to machines – and if they are left to their own devices, how problematic that can be.

So to read on the Tes website that Mohit Midha, CEO and co-founder of Mangahigh, which develops maths games, has suggested that we should give up on traditional forms of teaching and just hand the children over to the machines, did not fill me with joy (bi ...

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