UK minister says children ‘bored’ by IT classes

British Education Secretary Michael Gove will unveil major changes to the way technology is taught in schools Wednesday, saying children are “bored out of their minds” by current classes, the AFP reports. Gove wants to shift the focus from learning how to use programs like Microsoft Word to a more creative approach, encouraging pupils to write their own software. He wants to scrap the current curriculum from September, the start of the new school year, and instead let schools decide what to teach, drawing on resources developed by experts.

“Instead of children bored out of their minds being taught how to use Word and Excel by bored teachers, we could have 11-year-olds able to write simple 2D computer animations,” Gove will say…

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