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Paul Heinrich will be available as an Education and ICT Consultant full time from 8th August 2011. To see the range of services available, pricing structures and to make a booking click HERE.

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May 12, 2011 at 9:29 am

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The National Curriculum Review

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Did you comment on the role of ICT in a revised National Curriculum? You may be interested in reading the full Naace response. Their main recommendations are quoted below:

Naace, after close and informative dialogue with its members wishes to recommend that:

  1. ICT should remain as a discrete subject within a revised National Curriculum;
  2. ICT should remain as a core teaching and learning tool within all other subjects of the curriculum in order to ensure that learners experience real-world applications of ICT in specific subject contexts;
  3. there should be a revised and compulsory Programme of Study for ICT, developed from those currently existing and this should encompass:  a. those aspects of ICT best taught in discrete ICT lessons and with a focus on the core knowledge and understanding related to the subject; b. aspects of ICT that should be further developed and exemplified throughout the other subjects of the curriculum whether statutory or not;
  4. the programmes of study for all statutory subjects of the revised National Curriculum should make reference to the role of ICT in supporting teaching and learning in those subjects;
  5. the guidelines for teaching of non-statutory subjects should make reference to the role of ICT in supporting teaching and learning in those subjects;
  6. subject associations, in association with Naace – The ICT Association, should be commissioned to develop new exemplar materials that support the use of ICT in enhancing learning, teaching and standards in all school subjects;
  7. Key Stage 4 ICT qualifications should be reviewed to ensure that they are fit for purpose and provide valid a sound basis for both future study of ICT and Computing at Level 3 and above and/or provide pathways into employment based training.

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May 4, 2011 at 2:05 pm

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