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Teaching and Learning - Curriculum reports and articles

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Article - BBC News Education and Family 21 June 2012 Plans for O-Level style exams to replace GCSEs Free

England's exam system needs further changes, Education Secretary Michael Gove has told MPs, amid reports of plans to return to O-level style exams.

Mr Gove is reported to be preparing to replace GCSEs for England from autumn 2014 and also to bring in a simpler exam for less academic teenagers

Article - Computing.co.uk 12 June 2012 DfE explains ICT Curriculum disapplication, telling schools "It's up to you" Free

Speaking at the Westminster Education Forum this morning, head of technology policy unit for the DfE, Dr Vanessa Pittard, said, "the Department is less is in charge of ICT than it ever has been, and there's a huge amount of promise. It's a really good time for us."

  @petergothard @teachesict
Article - Computing.co.uk 11 April 2012 Skills Commission warns government against withdrawing ICT curriculum Free

A commission comprising UK IT leaders and educational experts has warned the government against proposals to remove the current ICT curriculum in schools from September.

The existing ICT curriculum, which teaches students to use computing applications such as spreadsheets, is to be scrapped from September and replaced with one focused on computer science and programming in September 2014.

  @ComputingSooraj @teachesict
Thesis - by Doug Belshaw 2011 What is 'digital literacy'? Free

Abstract: Digital literacy has been an increasingly-debated and discussed topic since the publication of Paul Gilster’s seminal Digital Literacy in 1997. It is, however, a complex term predicated on previous work in new literacies such as information literacy and computer literacy. To make sense of this complexity and uncertainty I come up with a ‘continuum of ambiguity’ and employ a Pragmatic methodology. This thesis makes three main contributions to the research area. First, I argue that considering a plurality of digital literacies helps avoid some of the problems of endlessly-redefining ‘digital literacy’. Second, I abstract eight essential elements of digital literacies from the research literature which can lead to positive action. Finally, I argue that co-constructing a definition of digital literacies (using the eight essential elements as a guide) is at least as important as the outcome.

  @dajbelshaw @teachesict
Blog Post - by Daniel Stucke   The Future of ICT Free

There has been much said about the subject of ICT in secondary schools since Michael Gove spoke at BETTI wrote with some excitement the day after, actually praising Mr Gove for once in my life! Excited with the potential freedom and with an idea to leave National Curriculum levels behind and look towards a potentially badge based system based on mastery and application of specific skills.

  @mrstucke @teachesict


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