Wednesday, 7 November 2007

Time for schools to teach computing, not just train users | Technology | Guardian Unlimited

What do you think?

I will hold onto my opinion for the moment

Time for schools to teach computing, not just train users | Technology | Guardian Unlimited

1 comment:

Nick Hood said...

Hear, hear. I've been saying, sometimes not so quietly, that whatever "computing" teaches, it is neither computing nor ICT. If it goes beyond very basic skills - the equivalent of how to chalk on your slate or sharpen a pencil - it certainly does not provide useful new media knowledge or experience. This, in regions like mine whose litigation-averse councillors impose Luddite lock down on education, strangling the only hope the rest of us have to fill the gap. There are other more enlightened services who do better, of course, but I don't know if children are really taught how to learn or conduct themselves safely in the digital age.