I’ve reblogged this from a great new site I’ve found called Computing for ICT Teachers. It’s a very eloquent expression of thoughts that have been rattling around my head for a while now.
I am a Curriculum Leader of a large and busy ICT department. I am supported by a hardworking and adventurous staff. We have a whole cohort entry for KS4 ICT, and more than half of our Year 9s have opted this year for another IT or Computing option. Our kids are far from bored, and speaking for myself, I haven’t been bored for years!
I have a Computer Science degree, but the changes to our curriculum have not been without challenge to me. It’s been a roller coaster. First we were all told that we were “teaching old fashioned content”, that “all kids are digital natives”, “IT is taught to bored kids by bored teachers”. Then we were all told we’d be provided with a brand spanking new curriculum. The the whole nation was told that we weren’t skilled enough to teach it. We would need a new crop of…
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