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Erasers: Instruments Of The Devil?

Posted by sean123 from Cardiff - Published on 01/06/2015 at 17:05
8 comments » - Tagged as Education, People, Topical

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Are erasers in school "instruments of the devil"?

I was looking on the BBC website and I came across a story about how erasers should be banned in schools, so I decided to bring it to theSprout.co.uk, so people can give their opinions on this.

Chris Stokel-Walker, a cognitive scientist has said that people shouldn't be afraid to make mistakes because if they present something where they have rubbed out, they are showing the world that they haven't made any mistakes and that they got it right the first time.

Here is what it says on the BBC News website: The cognitive scientist told the Daily Telegraph that rubbers create "a culture of shame about error. It's a way of lying to the world, which says 'I didn't make a mistake. I got it right first time.'"

My opinion on this is that they should not be banned because work can look really messy if you do not rub things out. However I do partly agree with the scientist and his view. Please comment below with your opinion on this matter! The full story is available here: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-32884330

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Commented 11 months ago - 1st June 2015 - 17:35pm

I agree with Chris Stokel-Walker. I think that in subjects where these is a definite answer such as Maths and Science, rubbers should be allowed as you are either right or wrong. However, in subjects where you are neither right or wrong if you back up your answer (RE, English), people shouldn't feel the need to present a "correct" viewpoint if they have clearly backed up what they have stated.

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Commented 11 months ago - 2nd June 2015 - 09:07am

This is now the subject our current poll.



Commented 11 months ago - 2nd June 2015 - 11:26am

very interesting it is very interesting to hear his view but i am still faithful to a major component to the every-day pencil case.


Commented 11 months ago - 12th June 2015 - 09:46am

we need to take into account that if we did not have erasers we would be wasting a lot of paper.....



Commented 11 months ago - 12th June 2015 - 09:48am

If we didn't have earasers - rubbers I call them - just imagine how messy everyones work would be. To not have erasers would be the downfall of life..................



Commented 11 months ago - 15th June 2015 - 15:12pm

Our work is messy enough with rubbers! What would it be without them?!



Commented 10 months ago - 26th June 2015 - 09:08am

erasers are an essential part of life that i think have made the world they are today, where would pablo or vincent be without erasers.



Commented 10 months ago - 28th June 2015 - 12:28pm

Without erasers Art would be a hard lesson. I'm always trying to improve my work. Also in my other topics I use a pen to cross out my work with a line, so the teacher can see I improved it. I think they shouldn't be banned. :)

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