[ubuntu-uk] School Curiculum WAS: Royal Society... IT is boring?
cyberjacob at gmail.com
Thu Aug 26 12:05:27 BST 2010
here's a good title for a lesson:
how to command anon to destroy M$ in 3 easy steps!
On 26 August 2010 11:01, Gordon Burgess-Parker <gbplinux at gmail.com> wrote:
> On 26/08/2010 10:43, Mark Harrison wrote:
> > The Royal Society do, at least, appear to have someone on their
> > advisory board who seems to understand the problem.
> > From their website:
> > Professor Matthew Harrison, Director of Education at The Royal Academy
> > of Engineering said: “Young people have huge appetites for the
> > computing devices they use outside of school. Yet ICT and Computer
> > Science in school seem to turn these young people off. We need school
> > curricula to engage them better if the next generation are to engineer
> > technology and not just consume it”.
> Maybe the answer is as posited in the other thread:
> Use the other GCSE subjects to teach basic computer and application
> USAGE (and preferably not just MS orientated), and change the GCSE IT
> course into a programmers/designers course, again preferably Open Source
> biased to the pupils can actually write new code, and, probably more
> importantly, amend and de-bug currently-used applications etc. You could
> put all sorts of things into it like robotics and embedded devices...
> ubuntu-uk at lists.ubuntu.com
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