Wednesday 11 January 2012

A change in School ICT?

Michael Gove has announced a change in the way UK schools teach computing skills to school children. It will be interesting to see how they schools will provide sufficient teachers with knowledge of computer science. It is suggested  there will be move away from teaching general office computing to teaching the kids how to write programs.

I wonder how treating the subject as a science/engineering discipline will go down with the kids?  Learning IT skills used to be a strong career path, but there have been repeated signals from UK businesses that this is not a highly valued skill when IT staff have been the first to be cut and replaced by outsourcing/offshoring.

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