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Education and Technology

-Education & Technology Students through the ages #1 The human desire to be taught new skills has never changed, yet the way it is relayed to students has markedly evolved through time. Here's a potted history of how the people have been educated throughout the years. 50th– 40th Caveman 100% Century BC Every member of a cavemen population is a hunter-gatherer. Technology: - Sharp stones to carve drawings into cave walls - Paints created from powdered minerals, animal blood and fat - Stone knives and flint spearheads for practical tests in the field Y Oral ed. Skills such as cooking, huting, tool-making and survival are taught between families by word of mouth, from generation to generation. Music Music was on the Neanderthal curriculum - it is believed their language was based on this rather than words. 5th - 4th Ancient Century BC Greece Costly Most schooling was private, aside from two years of military training for men. Technology: Wooden stylus on a Sophists waxed tablet Abacus Richest students returned to study with intellectuals, learning rhetoric, logic, geography, natural history and maths. a+b =c Ancient Greeks are believed to be the inventors of mathematics due to their understanding of theoretical discipline. 11th-15th Medieval Male Century AD England dominated Women from noble families were taught at home, but only on how to maintain the household for their prospective partner. Technology: FExtremely expensive books -Bone/ivory stylus on wooden tablets with green/black wax coating 14&15yr olds Abacus Some scholars would attend university in major cities around Europe. The UK's first university, Oxford, was created in 1096. Cambridge followed in 1209. Poor digs Student accommodation was very basic. Fires were not allowed in teaching rooms or bedrooms; colleges did not have windows until the 1300s. 1800 -1900 Victorian 90%+ Most children received some form of schooling during the era, though it would not be free until 1891. Technology: Mandatory Mechanical calculator became commercially successful in 1851. The first commercially produced typewriter became available in 1870 Ink wells and steel-nibbed pens for writing -Blackboard and chalk Attending school because necessary for all children by 1880, up to the age of ten. This was raised to 12 in 1889. Equality Girls were finally given the same basic education opportunities. Girton College was established as the first university college for women in 1870. Mid 20th Curriculum 1950s -1970s Century The foundations of a curriculum standardised education among younger children. Technology: Uni boom First vacuum tube-based computers introduced in 1946 Nibbed pens still popular - The first electronic calculator Microprocessors led computing A govermment report recommended the expansion of universities to boost economic growth around the UK. Public grants offered to 70% of students. 1 in 20 One in 20 people found themselves in full-time higher education - this equated to around 100,000 students. 2000s Today 1.96m Nearly two million are in university, with 45% of young people going. 49% of women are in higher education, as are 38% of men. Technology: Four out of five students own laptops; others use desktop PCs and tablets -Internet-based study from 600,000+ home on cloud networks Mobile platforms supported, utilising phones Before the fee increase, a record number of hopefuls applied to start university in 2011. 300+ Over 300 universities or accredited institutions exist in the UK, offering all manner of vocations - even golf management and surf science.

Education and Technology

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Since Caveman times the culture and attitudes toward education have changed immensely and a lot of the shift in attitude has been due to technology. This infographic provides a timeline to show the ch...




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