I think education (including maths education) is about identity development.
Now, identity is not just about clothing, but more importantly, involves habits and beliefs/values and “character”, among other things. Skills follow from habits, and are not necessarily in-born. But the majority of the people have it backwards. This is why “education” is so challenging, but it need not be so, if we make wise choices.
Identity by socialisation can be used for good, but it can also backfire. Mencius’ mother moved house three times because of this （孟母三迁）
Also, the Chinese proverb says:-
They that stay near vermillion get stained red,
They that stay near ink get stained black.
So will the technology work? Well, it depends, as always. It can work if you keep the right company. The question then becomes: how can we leverage technology to support students’ learning of the right values, beliefs and habits?
Curated by Lefouque