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Hold on to your hardbacks

Schools ditching their textbooks for tablets and laptops may be being a bit hasty, research suggests. Paper texts trump digital devices for learning and reading comprehension, writes Alex Quigley

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Keep hold of those hardback books, refill your bookshelf and put down your technological devices. New large-scale research has emerged revealing that, when it comes to reading comprehension, paper books trump digital ones hands down.

It is a common occurrence now in many schools for pupils to work on tablet devices or laptops. Some schools have reorganised their entire teaching and learning model to welcome in a brand new dawn of technological advancement to aid learning.

And yet, what if we have been too hasty in emptying the stock cupboard of printed books? What if more traditional methods ...

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