JiscMail Logo
Email discussion lists for the UK Education and Research communities

Help for LIS-LINK Archives


LIS-LINK Archives

LIS-LINK Archives


LIS-LINK@JISCMAIL.AC.UK


View:

Message:

[

First

|

Previous

|

Next

|

Last

]

By Topic:

[

First

|

Previous

|

Next

|

Last

]

By Author:

[

First

|

Previous

|

Next

|

Last

]

Font:

Proportional Font

LISTSERV Archives

LISTSERV Archives

LIS-LINK Home

LIS-LINK Home

LIS-LINK  March 2009

LIS-LINK March 2009

Options

Subscribe or Unsubscribe

Subscribe or Unsubscribe

Log In

Log In

Get Password

Get Password

Subject:

Re: The Guardian: Blogging / Podcasting / Twitter / Wikipedia - The Future Of (UK) Education?

From:

Vashti Zarach <[log in to unmask]>

Reply-To:

Vashti Zarach <[log in to unmask]>

Date:

Fri, 27 Mar 2009 11:44:48 +0000

Content-Type:

text/plain

Parts/Attachments:

Parts/Attachments

text/plain (255 lines)

There are a couple of issues for me with the Times article (thanks for 
the link, Peter):

1. The assumptions about children's access to IT at home: as we know, 
many families cannot afford computers or internet access at home, or 
choose not to have computers or internet access.

2. The assumptions about children's competency levels with IT: like 
Jonathan and Peter, I think the issue should not be about familiarising 
children with IT, but training them in skills such as critically 
evaluating information quality, and also working to combat the rise of 
(often unintentional) plagiarism.

I'm also opposed to the idea of digital natives, and the assumptions 
about age divides in IT competency levels, it's not reflective of reality.

Vashti

Vashti Zarach			
Cynorthwy-ydd Cefnogi Defnyddwyr / User Support Assistant			
Y Brif Lyfrgell / Main Library
Prifysgol Bangor / Bangor University
Ffordd y Coleg / College Road
Bangor				
Gwynedd. 			     	
LL57 2DG			

E-bost / Email: [log in to unmask] 	
Tel: 01248 388826	

Jonathan Smart wrote:
> I certainly agree with Peter about not making assumptions about children's (or indeed adults') IT skills and would challenge the Prensky/Tapscott positions re. Digital Natives/immigrants as being too simplistic; I would have been more excited, however, with a Government announcement that, for example, greater emphasis was going to be placed on critical thinking / reflective skills in schools.
> 
> Jonathan Smart,
> Academic Support Co-ordinator (Skills),
> Room 201, Library,
> University of Plymouth,
> Drake Circus,
> Plymouth  PL4 8AA
> Tel. 01752 587119
> Fax: 01752 587101
> 
> 
> -----Original Message-----
> From: A general Library and Information Science list for news and discussion. [mailto:[log in to unmask]] On Behalf Of Peter Godwin
> Sent: 27 March 2009 10:43
> To: [log in to unmask]
> Subject: Re: The Guardian: Blogging / Podcasting / Twitter / Wikipedia - The Future Of (UK) Education?
> 
> Actually I think Alice went a bit over the top : the online replies are good!The article is at
> 
> http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/comment/columnists/guest_contributors/article5976928.ece
> 
> Surely the important thing is to help children become more information literate right from an early age and getting this into primary and secondary schools.
> I dont believe children are all naturally techie. If their parents or the schools can provide the means (mobile gizmos, PCs etc.)then they are likely to pick it up, but there will be a  lot they don't realise they don't know - particularly about finding and using quality information.
> Let's wait for the final recommendations and hope they can help information literacy to get into schools earlier
> 
> Peter Godwin
> 
> 
> 
> 
> 
>>>> Jonathan Smart <[log in to unmask]> 03/27/09 9:18 AM >>>
> I think Alice Thomson (Thurs March 26th p. 28) in her column in the Times yesterday got it spot-on.
> 
> Jonathan Smart,
> Academic Support Co-ordinator (Skills),
> Room 201, Library,
> University of Plymouth,
> Drake Circus,
> Plymouth  PL4 8AA
> Tel. 01752 587119
> Fax: 01752 587101
> 
> -----Original Message-----
> From: A general Library and Information Science list for news and discussion. [mailto:[log in to unmask]] On Behalf Of Sarah Bartlett
> Sent: 26 March 2009 17:49
> To: [log in to unmask]
> Subject: Re: The Guardian: Blogging / Podcasting / Twitter / Wikipedia - The Future Of (UK) Education?
> 
> Not exactly breaking news - literally yesterday's news.
> 
> -----Original Message-----
> From: A general Library and Information Science list for news and
> discussion. [mailto:[log in to unmask]] On Behalf Of McKiernan,
> Gerard [LIB]
> Sent: 26 March 2009 16:40
> To: [log in to unmask]
> Subject: The Guardian: Blogging / Podcasting / Twitter / Wikipedia - The
> Future Of (UK) Education?
> 
> Colleagues/
> 
> 
> 
> Late-Breaking-Revolutionary News ... !!!
> 
> 
> 
> /Gerry
> 
> 
> 
> The Guardian: Blogging / Podcasting / Twitter / Wikipedia - The Future
> Of (UK) Education?
> 
> 
> 
> Children will no longer have to study the Victorians or the second world
> war under proposals to overhaul the primary school curriculum, the
> Guardian has learned.
> 
> 
> 
> However, the draft plans will require children to master Twitter and
> Wikipedia and give teachers far more freedom to decide what youngsters
> should be concentrating on in classes.
> 
> 
> 
> The proposed curriculum, which would mark the biggest change to primary
> schooling in a decade, strips away hundreds of specifications about the
> scientific, geographical and historical knowledge pupils must accumulate
> before they are 11 to allow schools greater flexibility in what they
> teach.
> 
> 
> 
> [snip]
> 
> 
> 
> The papers seen by the Guardian are draft plans for the detailed content
> of each of six core "learning areas" that Rose is proposing should
> replace the current 13 standalone subject areas.
> 
> 
> 
> The proposals would require:
> 
> 
> 
> * Children to leave primary school familiar with blogging, podcasts,
> Wikipedia and Twitter as sources of information and forms of
> communication. [snip]
> 
> 
> 
> [snip]
> 
> 
> 
> The six core areas are: understanding English, communication and
> languages, mathematical understanding, scientific and technological
> understanding, human, social and environmental understanding,
> understanding physical health and wellbeing, and understanding arts and
> design.
> 
> 
> 
> [More]
> 
> 
> 
> Links To Full Article and Companion Audio Interview Available At
> 
> 
> 
> [ http://tinyurl.com/cu49jc  ]
> 
> 
> 
> What Will They Do Next? Sanction Membership In Social Networks [:-)
> 
> 
> 
> Enjoy!
> 
> 
> 
> /Gerry
> 
> 
> 
> Gerry McKiernan
> 
> Associate Professor
> 
> Science and Technology Librarian
> 
> Iowa State University Library
> 
> Ames IA 50011
> 
> 
> 
> [log in to unmask]
> 
> 
> 
> There is Nothing More Powerful Than An Idea Whose Time Has Come / Victor
> Hugo
> 
> [ http://www.blogger.com/profile/09093368136660604490  ]
> 
> 
> 
> Iowa: Where the Tall Corn Flows and the (North)West Wind Blows
> 
>  [ http://alternativeenergyblogs.blogspot.com/   ]
> 
> Please consider the environment before printing this email.
> 
> Find out more about Talis at www.talis.com
> 
> shared innovationTM
> 
> Any views or personal opinions expressed within this email may not be those of Talis Information Ltd or its employees. The content of this email message and any files that may be attached are confidential, and for the usage of the intended recipient only. If you are not the intended recipient, then please return this message to the sender and delete it. Any use of this e-mail by an unauthorised recipient is prohibited.
> 
> Talis Information Ltd is a member of the Talis Group of companies and is registered in England No 3638278 with its registered office at Knights Court, Solihull Parkway, Birmingham Business Park, B37 7YB.


-- 
	

-- 
Gall y neges e-bost hon, ac unrhyw atodiadau a anfonwyd gyda hi,
gynnwys deunydd cyfrinachol ac wedi eu bwriadu i'w defnyddio'n unig
gan y sawl y cawsant eu cyfeirio ato (atynt). Os ydych wedi derbyn y
neges e-bost hon trwy gamgymeriad, rhowch wybod i'r anfonwr ar
unwaith a dilwch y neges. Os na fwriadwyd anfon y neges atoch chi,
rhaid i chi beidio  defnyddio, cadw neu ddatgelu unrhyw wybodaeth a
gynhwysir ynddi. Mae unrhyw farn neu safbwynt yn eiddo i'r sawl a'i
hanfonodd yn unig  ac nid yw o anghenraid yn cynrychioli barn
Prifysgol Bangor. Nid yw Prifysgol Bangor yn gwarantu
bod y neges e-bost hon neu unrhyw atodiadau yn rhydd rhag firysau neu
100% yn ddiogel. Oni bai fod hyn wedi ei ddatgan yn uniongyrchol yn
nhestun yr e-bost, nid bwriad y neges e-bost hon yw ffurfio contract
rhwymol - mae rhestr o lofnodwyr awdurdodedig ar gael o Swyddfa
Cyllid Prifysgol Bangor.  www.bangor.ac.uk

This email and any attachments may contain confidential material and
is solely for the use of the intended recipient(s).  If you have
received this email in error, please notify the sender immediately
and delete this email.  If you are not the intended recipient(s), you
must not use, retain or disclose any information contained in this
email.  Any views or opinions are solely those of the sender and do
not necessarily represent those of the Bangor University.
Bangor University does not guarantee that this email or
any attachments are free from viruses or 100% secure.  Unless
expressly stated in the body of the text of the email, this email is
not intended to form a binding contract - a list of authorised
signatories is available from the Bangor University Finance
Office.  www.bangor.ac.uk

Top of Message | Previous Page | Permalink

JISCMail Tools


RSS Feeds and Sharing


Advanced Options


Archives

April 2014
March 2014
February 2014
January 2014
December 2013
November 2013
October 2013
September 2013
August 2013
July 2013
June 2013
May 2013
April 2013
March 2013
February 2013
January 2013
December 2012
November 2012
October 2012
September 2012
August 2012
July 2012
June 2012
May 2012
April 2012
March 2012
February 2012
January 2012
December 2011
November 2011
October 2011
September 2011
August 2011
July 2011
June 2011
May 2011
April 2011
March 2011
February 2011
January 2011
December 2010
November 2010
October 2010
September 2010
August 2010
July 2010
June 2010
May 2010
April 2010
March 2010
February 2010
January 2010
December 2009
November 2009
October 2009
September 2009
August 2009
July 2009
June 2009
May 2009
April 2009
March 2009
February 2009
January 2009
December 2008
November 2008
October 2008
September 2008
August 2008
July 2008
June 2008
May 2008
April 2008
March 2008
February 2008
January 2008
December 2007
November 2007
October 2007
September 2007
August 2007
July 2007
June 2007
May 2007
April 2007
March 2007
February 2007
January 2007
2006
2005
2004
2003
2002
2001
2000
1999
1998


WWW.JISCMAIL.AC.UK

Secured by F-Secure Anti-Virus CataList Email List Search Powered by the LISTSERV Email List Manager