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What is the role of handwriting in Education?

That is a broad question and meant to be so.

Bob Zenhausern expert
Bob Zenhausern
CEO Enabling Support Foundation
New York, US

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Brett Laniosh expert
Brett Laniosh ICT and Online Safety Consultant Catshill, GB
Education expert

As a school advisor who specialises in ICT, I also have a responsibility to promote a mixed economy of inputing information including keyboards, swiping (as in a tablet/smart phone) and of course handwriting. In my experience using only one input method leads to problems. Suzanne Smits from is worth speaking to on this subject.

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Experience 3 years ago
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Roberto Catanuto expert
Roberto Catanuto Teacher, Club Instructor CH
Education expert

From my own experience, there is a whole wealth of intellectual activities where handwriting is way faster and more handful than digital writing.

For example, when you have to sketch visually the solution of a problem, or you want to compare two, or more, different patterns of solutions etc. paper-and-pencil is still the way to go.

My students frequently try freehand writing on tablets, but they find quite annoying you can visualize one sketch at a time only.

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Experience 3 years ago

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