Nuestros hijos aprenden en clave de r ealidad. Para poder
captarla, necesitan relaciones interpersonales, contacto con
la belleza y motivos para actuar con sentido. Necesitan sensibilidad,
empatía, espíritu atento. Sin embargo, en un mundo
en el que las pantallas están cada vez más presentes, pueden
padecer un défi cit de realidad.
En ese sentido, la autora desvela con evidencias demoledoras
una serie de mitos educativos y demuestra que la mejor
preparación para utilizar las nuevas tecnologías de forma
responsable tiene lugar en la realidad; es decir, que la mejor
preparación para el mundo online es el mundo offline.
Catherine L'Ecuyer is Canadian, now living in Barcelona with four children. She holds a law degree from Laval University, has an MBA from IESE Business School, and an Official European Master of Research. In Canada, she worked as Senior Counsel for a telecommunications company and in Spain she has taught university classes and worked as a consultant. The Swiss journal Frontiers in Human Neuroscience published her article "The Wonder Approach to Learning," which established her thesis as a new hypothesis/theory of learning. In 2015, she received the Pajarita Prize from the Spanish Association of Toy Manufacturers for "promoting a culture of play in the media," and was invited to speak to the Education Commission of the Congress of Deputies of Spain and has served as a consultant to the Spanish government regarding the use of digital technology by minors and to the government of the state of Puebla in Mexico concerning preschool reform. Her first book, The Wonder Approach (22 editions in Spain), has been published in seven languages. She has also published Educar en la realidad (6 editions in Spain), on the use of digital media in childhood and adolescence. A recent video interview she did as part of the Aprendemos Juntos educational project (BBVA-El País) has received over 7 million views in the course of a few weeks. She currently collaborates with the Mind-Brain Group of the University of Navarra and is a columnist for El País, one of the most-read newspapers in Spain.