And now we know the future – Bett 2012

I heard Michael Gove speak at Bett today. I was disappointed that he listed technology in learning as:
Distributing knowledge
Augmenting learning through games Sensitive assessment.

No mention of social interaction, personal fabrication or creative expression.

As for the curriculum. Every secondary school who have taught web design with PowerPoint or retaught what they think primaries don’t cover; they are to blame for what Gove describes as, “harmful, boring and irrelevant”. People seem upset as though this wasn’t a fair description.

The real challenge is finding the teachers to teach the good stuff. Gove recognised the challenge was training but he didn’t offer any solutions.

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