Situated at the turn of the century, which signifies the upcoming of the information age, it is envisaged that drastic change in education is going to take place, as a result of the introduction of information technology to schools in Hong Kong. Reforms in education will penetrate all areas, including school management, curriculum planning, classroom practices, teachers' professional development and school-community collaboration. The new technology will not only change the teaching and learning patterns in the classroom, it is going to make a fundamental difference to children's school life and produce a new kind of people. While information technology opens up new possibilities for children's learning, does it guarantee success for every child? How about developing other valuable human qualities? This paper argues for the need of human touch (HT) in children's school education in the information technology (IT) era for achieving desirable aims of education.
|Publication status||Published - 2000|