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ERIC Number: EJ1001455
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2012
Pages: 2
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 0
ISSN: ISSN-0955-2308
A Curriculum for Curiosity
Cushman, Mike
Adults Learning, v23 n3 p32-33 Spr 2012
Michael Gove has correctly lambasted the current curriculum for information and communication technology (ICT): his proposed solution is as wrong as the current curriculum, as findings from the Penceil Research Project on how to engage non-users of ICTs demonstrate. Learning how to use a word processor and a spreadsheet is a useful low-level enabling skill but it has little to do with learning to engage creatively with information and communication technologies. Britain needs a discourse of engagement with ICTs to accomplish tasks which are important and meaningful to learners, not the mandating of one menu of irrelevant skills in place of a redundant set.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Opinion Papers
Education Level: Adult Education
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Language: English
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