Who is the strongest, Who is the best
Who holds the aces, The East, Or the West
This is the crap our children are learning
But oh, oh, oh, the tide is turning
What does this mean to ICT Education? (At a risk of stating the obvious) …
The move to focus more on process then content continues despite massive efforts to the contrary or are we going to stick with classes in rows being told ‘stuff’. Lots of teaching, very little learning.
Some excellent news published on the NAACE website today suggests that we have champions fighting for an ICT curriculum that focuses on thinking rather than ‘skills’.
Here is an interesting article suggesting that the government has realised that it’s previous take on ICT is mistaken. Bob Harrison is a name to look out for I suspect.
maybe there is something in this twittey Interweb book thing?
- “If you don’t see there’s a massive gap between what this community believes and what the Government is saying then I think you are deluded.”
- “Minister Nick Gibb MP had given schools “permission” <snip> to think freely and even be “disruptive”.”
- "more learning and less teaching". (ie process not content)
- “drop "the continued focus on kit", and stop putting the "e" in front of words like "learning", "safety" and "assessment".” (and can I suggest the i prefix at the same time)
- “a policy for ICT would be forthcoming shortly, but <snip> it wouldn’t carry a substantial budget.”
- "I don’t think the Government is doing enough," he added. "It is stuck with outdated view of classrooms and schools and needs to wake up."
- “future policy should bring in mobile devices – banning them was "bonkers””
PS – sorry if this is a little strong. This issue is REALLY important to me.