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Press Release - Taking Education to the Next Level - Schools should be making real-world learning entitlements available to pupils - 24th March 2014

Please see the latest press release from Naace below.

Press Release 

Available for immediate release on 24th March 2014 

Taking Education to the Next Level - Schools should be making real-world learning entitlements available to pupils  

As the CBI Education Report "First steps - A new approach for our schools" has noted, an entitlement to learning of just the National Curriculum is not enough. Children need much more than this if they are to have successful and productive lives.

Schools that are taking full advantage of computers and the Internet are now offering their pupils a curriculum containing many "real-world" learning experiences that help them both improve their learning of the national curriculum and a huge range of wider skills that industry and commerce have been calling for over many years.

Schools that are adopting 3rd Millennium Learning are enabling their pupils to collaborate and work with pupils from schools in different parts of the world and different cultures. They enable them to publish about causes they care about. They get pupils to present to each other and to parents, developing their confidence. They provide pupils with creative tools and the opportunities to publish their creative work widely to local and global audiences. The schools are creative in how they construct their school curriculum and use time, to enable entrepreneurial and community activities.

There is always a tendency for organisations to focus exclusively on how they are measured. But schools that are members of Naace know that education has to be taken to the next level, and even if the skills and understanding the CBI calls for are not yet being measured by government, they are vital for our young people.

This and other issues involved with taking education to the next level will be discussed by the nearly 200 people attending the Naace conference next week.

For more details about the Naace Annual Conference please see http://www.naace.co.uk/events/conference2014

For comment on this and other ways that education is moving to the next level please contact office@naace.co.uk

 

Notes for Editors

Naace is the National Association for all who are working to take education to the next level of pupil achievement. Schools that are properly capitalising on computer technology and the Internet offer their pupils a curriculum and learning experiences that are not possible without technology, which is the key enabler. This includes the Computing curriculum but is much wider, involving the use of technology to transform pedagogy and learning interactions across the whole school.  We are a community of schools, teachers and all those who work in schools and members of the Education Technology industry, who all share a vision for the role of technology in improving and transforming learning and teaching.

As a professional association, we represent the voice of the UK education technology community in the schools sector at a national and international level, as well as supporting one another across the sector through conferences, courses and the dissemination of resources, research and reflection. We play a key role in members’ professional development, through the challenge and support of a community of practice.

As a charity we aid the development of the profession as a whole and all schools, through the sharing of innovation and expertise, including provision of a range of school improvement tools such as the Self Review Framework and ICT Mark, the 3rd Millennium Learning Award toolbox and online professional development courses through the CPD4Free service.

Press Release - Taking Education to the Next Level - Schools should be making real-world learning entitlements available to pupils - 24th March 2014
Please see the latest press release from Naace below.