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ERIC Number: EJ1015404
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013-Mar
Pages: 6
Abstractor: ERIC
ISSN: ISSN-0013-1784
Our Brains Extended
Prensky, Marc
Educational Leadership, v70 n6 p22-27 Mar 2013
Technology is an extension of the brain; it is a new way of thinking. It is the solution humans have created to deal with the difficult new context of variability, uncertainty, complexity, and ambiguity. Wise integration of evolving and powerful technology demands a rethinking of the curriculum. This article discusses technology as the new way of thinking. K-12 study should focus on three crucial areas: (1) Effective Thinking, which would include creative and critical thinking as well as portions of math, science, logic, persuasion, and even storytelling; (2) Effective Action, which would include entrepreneurship, goal setting, planning, persistence, project management, and feedback; and (3) Effective Relationships, which would include emotional intelligence, teamwork, ethics, and more. (Contains 1 endnote.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
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Language: English
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