From September the ICT curriculum will be radically revamped, the Education Secretary has announced. Michael Gove called the current ICT curriculum "demotivating and dull" calling for it to be replaced by a flexible curriculum in computer science and programming, designed with the help of universities and industry.
Speaking recently at the BETT education trade fair in London, Gove suggested a ‘wiki approach’ more commonly used in the military, is needed with this approach extended to other subjects after being piloted in the new programme of study for ICT.
- ‘Harmful’ ICT curriculum set to be dropped this September to make way for rigorous Computer Science (DfE)
- Michael Gove to scrap 'boring' IT lessons (Guardian)
- Gove proposes 'wiki curriculum' (Guardian)
- Royal Society offers ways to overhaul ICT teaching (BBC News)
- School ICT to be replaced by computer science programme (BBC News)