Postman, Kohn, Descartes


Please answer all three questions with about 4-5 sentences each.

1. Explain the origins of childhood according to Postman in detail. How does this relate to technology? Do you agree with his argument?

2. According to Kohn, Rewards do not work. Give three of the five reasons he offers. How does this relate to grades in school? Do you agree or disagree?

3. Explain the “new” mind as developed by Descartes. What was new about it? List three problems that came up and explain how they effected psychology/education?