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Using ICT to develop the 14-19 curriculum
The purpose of this paper is to discuss the key initiatives underpinning the review of the 14-19 curriculum and the way in which ICT can be used to positively support and enhance the experience of both deliverers and learners. The review is still continuing but one thing is certain: the changes made will significantly alter the way in which 14-19 education and training is delivered, the qualifications attained and the use of ICT to manage, track and support the progress of young people into Adult, Further, Higher Education and the workplace.
The success of the changes made will not be apparent immediately. Some measure of their success will be their acceptance within the workplace, the rise in the breadth and depth of qualifications obtained, the numbers continuing in education or training and the currency of the qualification within the workplace, Adult, Further and Higher Education.
This paper brings together some of the main issues raised regarding the reform of the 14 -19 curriculum from a range of reports, papers and a meeting with Mike Tomlinson on Tuesday 6 July 2004. The paper has been produced in such a way that the reader is able to develop the ideas and issues discussed and make them relevant to their individual situation or organisation. It is hoped that by actively participating in the debate regarding 14 –19 education and training the reader will end up with a paper that highlights the way forward for ICT within their individual organisation and have a clearer understanding of its implications.