Yes, I forbid computer in my classes and my students love it!

The on-line student medium at the University of Iceland,, picked up the fact that I forbid computers in my classroom. The reason for them bringing this up is the fact that my students do not hold a grudge, on the contrary they really appreciate it!

University of Iceland - Main building

The reason for this ban is that I build my teaching on what is called the Socratic method. It is a form of inquiry and debate between individuals with opposing viewpoints. What it does is that it promotes discussion in the classroom as it is based on asking and answering questions during the class to stimulate critical thinking and to illuminate ideas. This is something that I put alot of emphasis on as it makes the teaching and learning all the more interesting and fun, both for the students and myself.

You can see the article here, and if you are not fluent in Icelandic Google translate might help!

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