Children will no longer study the Second World War and Queen Victoria, but instead learn about Twitter and blogging under radical plans to overhaul primary school teaching.I guess they are pinning their hopes on the new generation producing a far better Derek Draper for their next attempt to get into power…
The new draft curriculum commissioned by the Government claims that pupils can do without learning about the battle against Nazism and the rise and fall of the British Empire.History…? Waste of time.
In a move which will horrify many parents, it would see children focus on internet tools such as Wikipedia and podcasting, as well as innovations such as blogging and Twitter, which allows users to post instant minute-by-minute updates about their lives.
Gotta be down wif da kidz. Innit…?
The proposals to shake-up primary school teaching were drawn up by Sir Jim Rose, Britain's former schools inspector, and will be published next month.Because that isn’t going to end in tears, is it? But what are the six subject remaining from this bonfire of the values?
In the leaked copy seen by the Guardian newspaper, he lays out plans to replace the traditional 13 subjects with just six.
It would completely overhaul the education of five- to 11-year-olds, stripping away hundreds of criteria for their knowledge of history, geography, language and science, and instead give teachers would be given unprecedented freedom over which areas they cover.
Well, you could have guessed:
The revamped curriculum also contains environmental lessons and 'physical health and wellbeing' which were previously not part of the curriculum.Heh!
Critics suggested the proposals sidelined the joy of reading in favour of computers.Because NuLab doesn’t want people reading for pleasure in the future, Teresa.
Teresa Cremin, president of the UK Literacy Associations said: 'Our main concern is that there is no emphasis on reading for pleasure or the enjoyment of literacy.'
That way lies