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Where can I find a BBC story about teaching typing in schools?

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Search for BBC articles on BBC.co.uk using the search bar in the upper-right hand corner with the relevant keywords. One relevant result is an article on Finnish schools teaching typing instead of handwriting, abandoning cursive and calligraphy lessons as of autumn 2016.

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In the article provided, an official from the Finnish National Board of Education mentions relevance to daily life as one of the reasons for the change from cursive to typing lessons. The article also raised concerns about the acquisition of secondary skills related to handwriting, such as fine motor control and some brain functions, that may not develop at the same rate in typing practice.

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