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ERIC Number: EJ1144467
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017
Pages: 19
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1522-9734
A Workmanship of Risk: The Crafting of Thought in an Age of Speed and Distraction
Jackson, Maggie
NAMTA Journal, v42 n2 p25-43 Spr 2017
"How much can one fathom in a heartbeat or know deeply at a glance? In a culture smitten with technology, what does good thinking look like?" This question sets the stage as Maggie Jackson explores society's relationship with devices and society's use of technology. She examines ways in which multitasking has jeopardized our ability to think deeply. She then offers techniques to foster "slow thinking," such as spacing out thinking and work and creating boundaries of time and space to spotlight thinking. While alarming, her message is hopeful. Recognizing the Montessori approach as part of the solution to encouraging concentration, freedom, and self-discipline, she poses its importance in a larger cultural context. [This talk was presented at the NAMTA conference titled "Finding the Hook: Montessori Strategies to Support Concentration," October 6-9, 2016, in Columbia, MD.]
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Language: English
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