Tag: writing skills

Renewed Focus on Writing, Grammar, Punctuation in Australian State’s New Curriculum

The New South Wales (NSW) education curriculum for Years 3 to 10 will be undergoing major changes as policymakers attempt to address the issue of deteriorating performance. The draft curriculum, which was published on Friday for consultation, proposes the shift back towards rote learning in maths and places greater emphasis on writing skills. This builds…


Canadian Students’ Decline in Writing, Thinking Skills Amid Rise of Ideological Education Worries Profs

Some Canadian political science professors are concerned about their students’ inability to write good essays due to poor knowledge and literacy and the ideological bent in academia. Travis Smith, a political science professor at Concordia University in Montreal, said he and his colleagues began noticing a “precipitous decline” in the quality of students’ writing roughly…