This came to me a little odd because did you know that in the United Kingdom there is a blueprint for a new primary curriculum – which was drawn up by former Ofsted chief Sir Jim Rose following a request from Children’s Secretary Ed Balls? You’d be equally surprised that under this new curriculum, British children are required to learn websites and online tools such as Wikipedia, Blogging and Twitter? 🙂 Further to this proposal “schools will be encouraged to put a big emphasis on internet skills, environmental education, healthy eating and well-being. ”
‘English will cover ‘media texts’ and ‘social and collaborative forms of communication’ alongside traditional works of literature. This includes texting formats of sorts. It would seem that the educational system is being proposed to adapt and adopt current culture brought about by the radical shift of technology and how it affects everyday life.
Is this something good or bad for education? Pros and cons time… comments please!