Facebooking to become Brit kids’ homework!April 26th, 2009 - 2:59 pm ICT by ANI
London, Apr 26 (ANI): Worried that your kids are spending most of their time Facebooking instead of doing their homework? Well, then here’s the solution.
British Government has decided to introduce a radical shake-up in the school curriculum, in which kids will be taught life skills’ including how to chat to pals on social networking sites and write blogs.
The new lessons, set to be announced this week, are the brainchild of former Ofsted Chief Inspector of Schools Sir Jim Rose, who is planning the biggest overhaul in education in 20 years.
As part of the curriculum, kids will learn ’speaking skills’, money management, and Internet use.
Creating Facebook and other social networking website pages in GCSE subjects such as computer science will contribute to students’ coursework grades.
Last month, a leaked document suggested that traditional subjects like history would be replaced by a study of social networking sites.
However, ministers have dismissed that claim.
“The fact that Labour ministers are putting Twitter at the heart of the curriculum shows what is wrong with education today,” News of the World quoted Shadow Children’s Secretary Michael Gove as saying.
“Students used to sit three-hour essay exams to demonstrate their knowledge, now the government wants them to send text messages instead,” he added. (ANI)
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