Wednesday, 20 March 2013

What the National Curriculum really needs

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Education Secretary, Michael Gove, recently unveiled his plans for reforming the National Curriculum. The proposals have been criticised by leading academics who argue that the changes will stifle “children’s ability to think, including problem-solving, critical understanding and creativity.” The academics also fear that Gove’s plans will increase rote learning without understanding, which is ultimately detrimental as “young children need to relate abstract ideas to their experience, lives and activity.” Ultimately, the new curriculum is too narrow.*

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