Scottish teacher defends handwriting lessons

11/6/2011 | Guardian (London), The

While some schools are abandoning lessons on handwriting in favor of technology, Kenny Pieper, an English teacher at a secondary school in Scotland, writes in this blog about its importance. Pieper writes that handwriting has been shown to improve motor skills and cognitive development, allowing students to slow down and process their thoughts. Pieper, who recently rediscovered his own school notebooks, also suggests that writing by hand is a form of art that should not be sacrificed to technology.

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