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- I'm possibly going to upset many by my comments, but bringing back 'cursive handwriting' is NOT going to improve academic outcomes. If anything it will debilitate many who struggle with handwriting (which is a legitimate brain anomaly called dysgraphia). Making students 'write' their answers can prevent many from learning effectively. Also, it is likely that handwriting is going to be virtually defunct in five years time. Technology is going to ensure that. Even today, we see technology in every part of our world and it is not going to change any time soon. It will be more important for students to know how to use technology than to hand write. Sorry, but that's fact. Is handwriting pretty and a nice skill to have? Sure, but so was calligraphy and 'old english', but we don't use it any more. Are there some pedagogical reasons for teaching handwriting? Yes, some studies suggest that the hand eye co-ordination and development needed for handwriting is beneficial to other learning such as spelling and maths. However, unless we have balance, having a 'forced' handwriting lesson is not only boring, but educationally demotivating. #thoughts
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