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09

Primary Education 2.0 | Ensino Básico 2.0

"What's your Twitter again?"

"What's your Twitter again?"

According to today’s The Guardian, there is a  curriculum proposal for the primary school in Britain that wants to make children “familiar with blogging, podcasts, Wikipedia and Twitter as sources of information and forms of communication.”

Should this be surprising? Not at all. E-skills are basic skills nowadays, and the kids have to learn them. But i can hear the row starting already…

De acordo com o The Guardian de hoje, há uma proposta para o programa curricular do ensino básico britânico que quer familiarizar as crianças com “blogs, podcasts, Wikipedia e Twitter, como fontes de informação e meios de comunicação.”

Devia isto ser surpreendente? De todo. Este tipo de conhecimentos são básicos hoje em dia, e os miúdos têm de aprendê-los. Mas já consigo ouvir a discussão a aumentar de volume…

Children will no longer have to study the Victorians or the second world war under proposals to overhaul the primary school curriculum, the Guardian has learned.

However, the draft plans will require children to master Twitter and Wikipedia and give teachers far more freedom to decide what youngsters should be concentrating on in classes.

The proposed curriculum, which would mark the biggest change to primary schooling in a decade, strips away hundreds of specifications about the scientific, geographical and historical knowledge pupils must accumulate before they are 11 to allow schools greater flexibility in what they teach.

The Guardian

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