Friday, 26 November 2010

Scotland 10 - England 0

I have recently been asked to contribute to the Technologies for Learning Strategy for the Scottish Government. The aims for this are to "embed the transformational potential of technologies for learning in a proactive, integrated and sustainable manner for the benefit of Scotland's learners and Scotland's economic growth".

Led by the inspirational Ollie Bray and Sanjin Kaharevic, this ambitious project really intends to consider how best to support learning now and in the future - what a fab and totally important piece of work.
Compare this to Michael Gove's new White Paper ('The Importance of Teaching") launched earlier this week. It is a total embarrassment that the words Technology, ICT even computers to support learning are not mentioned once.... We are all in the Third Millenium, I just wonder what century they think we are living in....?
I'll be kind, perhaps they forgot........ but actually I wonder if they have even heard of it!

3 comments:

OllieBray said...

It is going to be an exciting journey Gareth - looking forward to catching up soon.

Gareth Long said...

Looking forward to it Ollie....

Learn English abroad said...

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