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ICT in the Primary Curriculum in the UK

Brown, N; (2016) ICT in the Primary Curriculum in the UK. In: Proceedings of the 2016 International Conference for KSSEE's 30th Anniversary: Future Tasks and Prospects of Elementary Education in the Era of Artificial Intelligence and Information Society. (pp. pp. 150-162). Korean Society for the Study of Elementary Education: South Korea. Green open access

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Abstract

The aim of my talk and paper is to provide an overview of and insight into the development and implementation of ICT within primary schools in the UK. I provide a brief overview of the foundations and principles, upon which the current curriculum is based. In order to provide an insight into the practical implementation of the new curriculum I present specific examples from current classroom practices within the primary setting. Using the examples of software and apps such as Scratch and Lightbot as well as hardware like Beebot I demonstrate and critique some practical strategies brought forward by classroom practitioners. This leads into challenges experienced by classroom practitioners, communities of practice, schools and the educational authorities. Typically, practitioners report that staff training needs, lack of finances and the demands of other areas of the curriculum mean that ICT and the ICT curriculum are not as well developed and effective as they could be. The proposed speech then concludes with a brief look to the future and where ICT within the primary curriculum will need to lead to.

Type: Proceedings paper
Title: ICT in the Primary Curriculum in the UK
Event: 2016 International Conference for KSSEE's 30th Anniversary: Future Tasks and Prospects of Elementary Education in the Era of Artificial Intelligence and Information Society
Location: Seoul, South Korea
Dates: 22 October 2016 - 22 October 2016
Open access status: An open access version is available from UCL Discovery
Publisher version: http://www.kssee.net
Language: English
UCL classification: UCL
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > UCL SLASH
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > UCL SLASH > Faculty of Arts and Humanities
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > UCL SLASH > Faculty of Arts and Humanities > Arts and Sciences (BASc)
URI: https://discovery.ucl.ac.uk/id/eprint/1524261
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