Read the following and give your thoughts on this imprtant issue which confronts you all in school today:
“The art of handwriting is dying in the 21st Century school”
Ask any student in any school when was the last time they actually picked up a pen and wrote something I would hazard a guess that it was some time ago.
With the access to personal and home computers when do they ever need to write anything?
The art of handwriting is dying and the problem comes to a head during their exams.
Although students can go through most of their school days typing away on a computer (quite happily), producing lovely word processed documents, when they actually sit an exam it’s on paper.
So, are we adequately preparing our students for their exam?
Shouldn’t we have time set aside where the computer is put to the side in school and they work on their handwriting skills?