Technology in education: problem or solution?

The pandemic has been a major cause of the popularization of the use of digital technologies in education, although they are a necessary evolution for the context of our high-tech society, these changes should not be understood as maximal solutions to the ills of education.

That’s what Dr. said. Fabiano de Abreu Agrela, Doctor of Neuroscience and Master of Psychology, in his article “Formatting personality through moderate and conditioned screen use”, published by Revista Multidisciplinar de Ciência Latina.

“The use of computers in education can no longer be questioned, but it must not be accepted as a utopian solution to educational problems. If the current reality shows major changes in all areas of human life, educational movements and practices are not and cannot ignore these facts”.

New model of society = New model of education

After globalization, society went through several changes that are reflected to this day, the emergence and spread of the Internet, although relatively recently, experienced a very rapid evolution that formed a generation already born surrounded by digital technologies.

This new model of society has created so-called “digital natives” who are practically unaware of the analog way of doing various things currently solved by technology, which generates a conflict with the traditional teaching model that has been going on for decades.

Changes in this educational model are necessary in order to adapt to the needs of new generations, but these changes must be very careful in order not to encourage the absence of dialogue, superficial relationships, anxiety disorders and digital addiction.

Technology in early education

Another hotly debated point about the use of technology in education is its use in teaching literacy to children in the early years of school life.

The same rule of using technologies with certain reservations applies to this age group as well, if they are used well they can become excellent allies in children’s education.

“If only logical and memory games are installed on children’s screens, which bring brain exercise that helps children’s mental development, and if applications such as YouTube and other social networks are removed, in addition to removing notifications from the device, this brings the development of focus on the child when using the screen, without distraction which we are used to during the day, and which are brought by social networks and constant notifications. Therefore, it is possible that the use of tablets and mobile phones in childhood from 2 to 3 years of age is something productive that can bring knowledge and shape the curious personality of the child, if applied in a moderate and limited way. “.

Therefore, the expansion of the Internet and digital technologies should not be ignored, limiting the educational model to the same outdated format that was used decades before the advent of the Internet, however, this insertion must be done with great care for those who do not harm the training of children.

About Prof. dr. Fabiano de Abreu

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dr. Fabiano de Abreu Agrela Rodrigues, Post-PhD in Neuroscience, MA in Psychology, BA in Biology and History; also a technologist in anthropology with various national and international trainings in neuroscience.

He is the director of the Center for Research and Analysis Heráclito (CPAH), a scientist at Hospital Universitário Martin Dockweiler, head of the Department of Science and Technology at Logos International University, an active member of Redilat – La Red de Investigadores Latino-Americanos, the Scientific Committee of Science Latina, from the Society for Neuroscience, the largest neuroscience society in the world in the United States and professor at universities; of medicine at UDABOL in Bolivia, Escuela Europea de Negócios in Spain, FABIC in Brazil, researcher at the University of Santander de México and member-partner of APBE – the Portuguese association of evolutionary biology.

Member of 4 high IQ societies including Mensa International and the world’s most restricted Triple Nine society.

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