29 Dec 2019

Dr Mohamed Alansari on how digital technology has affected learning

From Smart Talk, 4:06 pm on 29 December 2019
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Are devices expanding children’s horizons or are they a bad substitute for human connection?

In an increasingly digital and anonymous world, with technology transforming how we act, react, and interact, it’s uncertain whether human relationships are still important to learning.

primary education, friendship, childhood, technology and people concept - group of happy elementary school students with smartphones and backpacks sitting on bench outdoors

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Often people talk about the value of positive human relationships as an integral part of any learning environment. Indeed, you won’t find any studies debating otherwise.

But how do we know which relationships are positive and supportive? How can kids, young adults and adults alike tell that someone cares about their success and wellbeing? 

Mohamed shares his revelations from his research on relationships, aspirations and success.

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About the speaker

Dr Mohamed Alamansari

Dr Mohamed Alamansari Photo: University of Auckland

Research Fellow Dr Mohamed Alansari holds a doctoral degree in educational psychology and is a research fellow at the Faculty of Education and Social Work. His teaching and research focuses on classroom practices and relationships that impact the social and academic trajectories of student learning.


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Raising the Bar was recorded in association with the University of Auckland