Friday, January 13, 2012

England's ICT Curriculum to be Revamped

"The current information and communications technology (ICT) curriculum in England's schools is a "mess" and must be radically revamped, the education secretary has announced.
"From September it will be replaced by a flexible curriculum in computer science and programming, designed with the help of universities and industry.
"Michael Gove called the current ICT curriculum "demotivating and dull".
"He will begin a consultation next week on the new computing curriculum.
"He said this would create young people "able to work at the forefront of technological change".
"Speaking at the BETT show for educational technology in London, Mr Gove announced plans to free up schools to use curricula and teaching resources that properly equip pupils for the 21st Century...
"The education secretary said the inadequate grounding in computing offered by the current curriculum was in danger of damaging Britain's economic prospects.
"He called for a revival of the legacy of British computer pioneer Alan Turing whose work in the 1930s laid the foundation of the modern computing industry...

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