Social Media Required for UK Kids?
From Net Family News:
UK kids may soon be taking a big leap ahead in media-literacy training. A proposed overhaul to Britain’s elementary school curriculum – the biggest in a decade – was just leaked, The Guardian reports. The draft does include “traditional areas of learning, including phonics, the chronology of history and mental arithmetic” but also requires British students to be “familiar with blogging, podcasts, Wikipedia and Twitter as sources of information and forms of communication.” It divides the curriculum into six core learning areas instead of 13 subjects – a little closer, it seems to me, to what education reformer Sir Ken Robinson proposes .
What a progressive proposal! The UK would be leading to way in preparing even their youngest students with valuable 21st century know-how.
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