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Monday, 12 October 2009

The leader of the National Association of Head Teachers says that pupils should be encouraged to embrace the benefits of using modern technology rather than learning dates in history. Mr Brookes has called for a review of the ban on mobile phones in the classroom, saying that schools should be harnessing the educational opportunities presented by mobile phones and their features including cameras, voice recorders and internet access.

Mr Brookes told the Observer; “It is very important that children have an idea of the chronology of historical events, but we expect them to know the precise dates that they happened. Why? Even historians can't decide among themselves which dates children should learn. If children want the date of the Battle of Hastings, they will google it." Regarding the ban on mobile phones in the classroom, he added; “We have to recognise the world that children inhabit, not expect them to leave it at the school gate."

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