I suspect this article may imply a stronger correlation than the final report will suggest – i.e., yes, it is useful to study social networking etc. tools, and perhaps it is time to be more flexible in terms of history topic/depth requirements, but it’s not clear if there’s a direct zero-sum game equation. Certain to be controversial, in any case…
Primary school pupils should learn how to blog and use internet sites like Twitter and Wikipedia and spend less time studying history, it is claimed.
A review of the primary school curriculum in England will be published in a final report next month.
But the Guardian newspaper says draft copies it has seen shows pupils will no longer have to study the Victorian period or the Second World War.