[ubuntu-uk] (Marketing) Royal Society asks you - why IT is boring?

Matthew Daubney matt at daubers.co.uk
Thu Aug 26 09:59:48 BST 2010

> I attended an excellent school for GCSE/A-Level and had a very similar
> experience, and consequently had absolutely no interest in computing
> until after I had finished my degree.  The thing that got me hooked
> was problem solving.  Having an issue, researching it, and then fixing
> it is one of the most satisfying things for me, and I guess for a lot
> of you guys too.  Furthermore it teaches you to take any problem (even
> problems IRL!), and break it down into manageable, logical steps, and
> I think that's a great skill to foster.
> I don't know, so I'm asking... Is there any time given to this in the
> current GCSE syllabus?  In my mind teaching kids an attitude and
> approach towards solving a problem is what should be concentrated on.
> I think it could be difficult to assess and grade students on, and
> that is something that would need to be considered... and I guess
> there are plenty of other issues too, but I think it would be an
> excellent place to start.  
> Matt


Thats the GCSE stuff, and if you read it, it's still fairly rubbish. It
seems to be more using computers than learning about computers. Stupid

-Matt Daubney

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