Storytelling for kids through the lens of computational thinking
Lamprini Chartofylaka
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You know, we talk a lot about people like you in teacher-circles. There are several like you — people who have grown blind to the fact that children are more than possible future employees for corporations. Have you really forgotten how it was when you were a kid?

George Orwell used to talk about it too. He has written extensively about a time when people would stop considering others as humans. It seems, he wrote about a future not distinct from the one that reflects in your work. What you are being taught — that has forced you pen such an article — is so wrong — the article smells of the same stuff that Orwell, about a century ago, unfortunately but rightfully, warned us against. Please. Please don’t lose that human part of yours called as the heart — irrespective of what you are being taught at school — the heart is the only part that keeps one human.

Stories are the maps that have helped people find themselves since a time forgotten. It is the strength of stories — that has fueled us to where we are. We, the free people, are indebted to writers who pen stories. They gave us a source of joy. It is the joy that is the source of discovery.

The act of ‘discovering’ — the unknown that’s unknown to everyone — is what makes life joyful. There are endless crossroads in ‘Three little pigs’; children interpret it differently, everyone constructs their own theories, and thus they construct their own world out. The three little pigs is not a bag of words — it’s a lot more. Once, you program a story — and your post sticks of that intention — there’s only one direction that they would be taking — the one that the programmer had intended to force upon the kids — that’s called programming the young little brains.

Read history, kid — you are being taught to do the same thing that so many tyrants have tried in the early 20th century. Programming human brains only creates zombies.

It is disgusting that such research is still going on. Stop while there is time, please.

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