Changing curriculums to meet the new challenges

International ICT consultant Professor Stephen Heppell who was invited to The Cooper School in Bicester
International ICT consultant Professor Stephen Heppell who was invited to The Cooper School in Bicester

High performing countries like Finland and Hong Kong are already changing their curriculums to meet new challenges, according to international ICT consultant Professor Stephen Heppell.

He said schools needed to embrace technology and encourage students to be prepared for a world that is changing rapidly as the science develops.

Talking to assembled headteachers, ICT co-ordinators and governors from across the county, he demonstrated how collaboration and communication – key skills in the 21st Century – are already working in successful schools in the UK, Spain and Australia.

The professor, who chaired the Education Technology Group, was speaking at The Cooper School in Bicester at an event entitled New Learning: Moving on from Success, organised by the Oxfordshire Governors’ Association.

> The next OGA event will be at Matthew Arnold School on Saturday, June 13. The main speaker is Sir John Dunford.