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Finland schools to ditch cursive handwriting, teach keyboard skills

Finland schools will be getting rid of compulsory cursive handwriting in schools, replacing it with keyboard skills and 'texting'

By Anthony Garreffa from Dec 1, 2014 @ 3:34 CST

Finland is becoming one of the first countries in the world to push kids into keyboard skills, where starting in autumn 2016, the country will no longer have cursive as a compulsory part of the school curriculum. Instead, they will have kids learning keyboard skills and "texting". While keyboard skills are definitely required, texting skills?

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Learning keyboard skills is definitely a vital part of education these days, with computers and technology in all of our lives, but many countries still consider learning to type a low-level skill that kids can just "pick up". It's great to see Finland moving toward this model, let's hope it's picked up by the rest of the world soon.

NEWS SOURCES:I-programmer.info

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