Dear school community, During the week starting 25.11.18 to 29.11.18 we will visit your school, the German International School Doha, as part of the Federal-State Inspection (BLI)* We look forward to meeting you personally and hope for a good cooperation. Birgit Kuhlmei-Scheppelmann, NLQ (Lower Saxony, State Institute for School Quality Development) Kerstin Caffo, ZfA (Central Agency […]
”How much network does school really need?”
Workshop and lecture with Prof. Dr. Dr. Manfred Spitzer
German media expert and doctor
(as desired in the evening of the lecture in English or German language)
Digitalizing classrooms can have a negative effect on learning, especially in young children, undermining the neuroplastic capacity of their brains. And, in contrast, there are no independent studies “that unequivocally establish that computers and screens in the classroom make learning more effective.” Over time, leaning is stunted, and reliance on digital devices results in dependency. “In reality”, concludes Professor Spitzer, “u
sing digital media in kindergarten or primary school is actually a way of getting children addicted.” And additionally, the multi-tasking that comes with smart phones, tablets and computers inhibits concentration and impedes the development of the right side of the brain.
Professor Dr. Dr. Manfred Spitzer is a German psychiatrist, psychologist and neuroscientist. He is (since 1998) Medical Director of the Psychiatric University Hospital in Ulm, Germany, and founder (2004) of the Transfer Center for Neurosciences and Learning (ZNL). A graduate of the University of Freiburg, he has additionally worked at Heidelberg, Harvard, and the University of Oregon.
8.35am – 14.25pm
Workshop for our students
„How much network does school really need?“
Lecture with Mr Spitzer in the auditorium of the GIS Doha.
For the lecture, please register ahead of time until 11.01.2018 at firstname.lastname@example.org
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