ICT in Schools, development so far

I guess that everyone is aware that the place of ICT in the curriculum is under heavy discussion, certainly there is nothing concrete yet but we are getting a general feel for the way things are going.

The British Computer Society are certainalu going to be playing a key role on the final outcome as they have been formally asked by the DfE to coordinate responses and develop a draft PoS for KS1 to 4, we are expecting a draft of this by October 23rd (yes – this year).  This will go for public consultation early in 2013 (bett?).  Simon Peyton from CAS has chaired a recent meeting (19th Sept) of interested parties and clearly the strong emphasis on ‘computing’ is being promoted.

The confusion over terms (such as Computing, Digital Literacy and Computer Science) is being addressed and there could be a consensus emerging about a different approach:

  • Fundamentals
  • Applications
  • Implications

There are a few more details on the EdFutures website (but not much more)

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