Pupils to study web-based media in primary schools
Wednesday, March 25, 2009 11:55 AM
According to the Guardian newspaper, the new primary curriculum will allow schools greater flexibility in what they teach. It will also include more modern media and web-based skills such as blogging, podcasts, Wikipedia and Twitter.
From September 2011, the revised primary curriculum will see ICT as one of the central “skills for learning and life which should be developed across the curriculum”, along with literacy, numeracy and personal development.
It is expected that ICT will support and be developed in each of six proposed “areas of learning”:
Understanding English, communication and languages;
Scientific and technological understanding;
Human, social and environmental understanding;
Understanding physical health and well-being;
Understanding the arts and design.
The plans of the revised curriculum have been drawn up by Sir Jim Rose, the former Ofsted chief who was appointed by ministers to overhaul the primary school curriculum, and are due to be published next month.