United Kingdom’s National Curriculum will place much more emphasis on topics relevant to the world as it is today, including computer programing, climate change and 3D modeling.That is not the only way that the curriculum attempts to catch up to technology. From the very first grades, students will receive lessons on the importance of privacy in the digital age.
All this adds up to students who can confidently navigate the pitfalls of social media and the internet and at the same learn skills that would allow them to master two programming languages by Key Stage 3. They will also be proficient in binary arithmetic and applying those skills to solve problems.
This new and very promising development is certainly on the mind of those who played a role in the curriculum’s development. A Whitehall source is quoted as saying that it is only a matter of time until 3D printers are available in all schools for students to use. If true, combined with new focus on learning computer programming, they could prepare the students for the way companies will run their manufacturing facilities in the future.