Thursday, April 16, 2009


The new NZ curriculum has a vision of-
"confident life long learners, able to seek, use and create their own knowledge and in the process, develop the key competencies required for continual learning."

Currently it seems we are leading the world. (see B. Hammonds blog)

A Cambridge Review of Education has just been published after three years research. It presents a damming view of the current UK primary curriculum.
It says there has been an over emphasis on the skills of reading, writing and maths at the expense of other subjects. This, the review says, limits children's enjoyment of school and risks severely compromising their natural curiosity, imagination and love of learning.

The Cambridge review is suggesting something very similar to what NZ has commenced with the new curriculum.
Let's hope standardised testing doesn't kill our childrens' passion for learning.