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27 Apr 2018, 07:40

garry wrote:.... in UK , schools are removing analogue clocks from examination halls because teenagers are unable to tell the time , a head teachers’ union has said ...
.... youngsters have become accustomed to using digital devices.
“The current generation aren’t as good at reading the traditional clock face as older generations”
https://www.telegraph.co.uk/education/2 ... rs-unable/

Oops . i prefer a clear simple big anlaog clocks in rooms. its easier to read and a better visualization of day time.
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28 Apr 2018, 10:06

My daughter 16 in the US cant read a clock
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28 Apr 2018, 10:53

tank wrote:My daughter 16 in the US cant read a clock


is that a problem?
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28 Apr 2018, 11:58

YES it is. Because it's kind of a symbol of the many skills and knowledges that are getting lost in our digital information age
try it and see
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28 Apr 2018, 12:07

No it's a sign that the world has changed.
That always happens it's nothing unnormal.
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28 Apr 2018, 12:16

nnnik wrote:No it's a sign that the world has changed.
That always happens it's nothing unnormal.


okay i can not understand how it can be that one can not read a clock. i can read analogues better. I used to be able to do mental arithmetic and even studied mathematics at university (fortunately I did not have much mental arithmetic). Since I occasionally program since the 13th year of age, I almost never count my head (addition, multiplication, etc.). In the meantime I can only guess results. I have a feeling for it, but in calculation all children are better than me. but it is not a problem. I never need it. and that's why I can not. use it or loose it.
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28 Apr 2018, 12:36

There are people on this planet that have not seen an analogue clock in their entire life.
Why would they need to learn to read it? I really don't understand why this is anything bad.
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28 Apr 2018, 13:21

I think you are referring to this or a similar story.

I'm sorry, but it's way too early to remove this requirement IMHO. There are still too many references to the analog clock that kids would miss if they don't know how to read it. Hey, a raging bull at your 4. Watch out! In fact, I think that this requirement should never go away. How many references in literature would be missed because we've stopped teaching the kids? How many clocks around the world would go misunderstood because of this thinking?

Them be my thoughts.
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28 Apr 2018, 14:21

The thing is that language will just change - media of the past will become history and people won't be able to understand it anymore.
I think what makes this time a little unique is that almost everything changed when digital computers were introduced.
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29 Apr 2018, 07:53

tank wrote:My daughter 16 in the US cant read a clock

How literal is this though ? Is it literally, she can't read one at ALL, or more along the lines of it takes her a while (presumably too long) to work out what time an analogue clock is displaying, but can decipher the time eventually.

My thoughts are it shouldn't stop being taught (not that the article said it would completely stop being taught). Also, I must admit I find it strange that the article states it's a school replacing analogue clocks. I mean a school should be about teaching & reinforcing what is taught to kids so they can do things they don't know how to do. - I also suspect the clock is the scapegoat for many of the kids simply running out of time to finish the exam too, but that's speculation on my part.
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29 Apr 2018, 15:52

Noesis wrote: Is it literally, she can't read one at ALL
Yes Literally
nnnik wrote:No it's a sign that the world has changed.
That always happens it's nothing unnormal.
While true, an analog clock and references to them are still commonplace. This is lazy education nothing less and therefore bad
garry wrote: in UK , schools are removing analogue clocks from examination halls because teenagers are unable to tell the time , a head teachers’ union has said ...
That's not the right reason to do it. This is a reason to teach clock reading
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29 Apr 2018, 16:04

While true, an analog clock and references to them are still commonplace. This is lazy education nothing less and therefore bad
I'm not quite sure that I ever even encountered one of those references.
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29 Apr 2018, 16:05

You have never been asked to rotate something clockwise?
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29 Apr 2018, 23:50

True missed that one.
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30 Apr 2018, 00:52

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30 Apr 2018, 06:50

@TAC109 :)

Dave Allen , Watch a master at work...
this is not a clock , this is a watch ...
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30 Apr 2018, 10:51

Funny video. But it also reminds me of all of the nuances of the analog clock. 5, 10, 20... 3 hands. Clockwise. Etc. You don't need to know everything in order to read a clock but it's stuff that everyone should know for the 20 to 100 years. A concise 10 minute video on YouTube should do it.
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30 Apr 2018, 17:13

driver instructor:
place both hands on the steering wheel at 2 and 10 oclock :P
try it and see
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