It’s About Time The Education System Woke Up

clipped from www.guardian.co.uk

Children will no longer have to study the Victorians or the second world war under proposals to overhaul the primary school curriculum, the Guardian has learned.

However, the draft plans will require children to master Twitter and Wikipedia and give teachers far more freedom to decide what youngsters should be concentrating on in classes.

I hope this goes through in the UK and that it inspires the various state education departments in Australia lift their game. I’m still horrified at how little integration there is in my kids’ classroom with the net. At home they LIVE on the web, research on it, watching videos, play games, talk to their family and friends. At school, they get MINUTES on the web over the course of an entire week. It’s a joke.

2 thoughts on “It’s About Time The Education System Woke Up

  1. I like this initiative overall, but I question the reconsideration of Victorian Age and WWII, two pivitol points in British history. I would say that perhaps certain points of those periods might not need to be presented, but I think that any time at all on either one is important. Still, freedom for teachers is a goal I will support, and the exchange proposed is worthwhile.

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