- Several schools in the United Kingdom are removing analog clocks from classrooms because teenagers have trouble with clockwork. That reports The Telegraph. Teachers were alarmed because in recent exams pupils complained massively that they had trouble seeing what time it was. This because they watched analogue clocks, according to a teachers' union.
According to Malcolm Trobe, a representative of the Association of School and College Leaders (ASCL), young people have become accustomed to digital devices and digital times. 'The current generation of young people is not as good as reading the time of a traditional clock than older generations, he tells The Telegraph.
'They are used to seeing a digital representation of the time on their phone and their computer. Almost all devices that they have are digital so young people see the time only digitally, 'says Trobe. Several teachers confirm to The Telegraph the problems of their pupils with analog clocks.
Trobe, a former headmaster, thinks that teachers should make it as easy as possible for their students as possible during exams. A traditional clock in the classroom would give students unnecessary stress.
According to Trobe, digital clocks are also better because it reduces the chance that you are reading the wrong time.
However, the former headmaster finds it a little sad that students have difficulty with clockwork. 'You hope that young students will be taught how to watch, even though we see the advantages of digital clocks in classrooms. '
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