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Are the days of the ICT teacher numbered?

Discussion in 'Computing and ICT' started by apmcarthur, Jan 11, 2012.

  1. Can someone please help me interpret all these announcements - I've honestly been losing sleep.

    With todays announcements will there be more demand for ICT specialist teachers or less?

    Will ICT / Computer Science be taught as a standalone subject or will it be taught cross curricular meaning there is no need for secondary school ICT / Computer Science teachers?

    Please... Someone with more insight help!
     
  2. Can someone please help me interpret all these announcements - I've honestly been losing sleep.

    With todays announcements will there be more demand for ICT specialist teachers or less?

    Will ICT / Computer Science be taught as a standalone subject or will it be taught cross curricular meaning there is no need for secondary school ICT / Computer Science teachers?

    Please... Someone with more insight help!
     
  3. PaulDG

    PaulDG Occasional commenter

    If you were on QI, this is the point where you'd be waving your "Nobody Knows" flag.


    Having been pointed to the text of the speech, it's pretty clear Gove has seen the "Shift Happens" presentation and believes every word of it. He's also not aware that Quizdom has actually made it outside the private sector (and is mostly not used because it's near impossible to differentiate with it), but that's an aside.


    A lot of us on this forum (and on other non-teaching sites I've browsed) are hopeful this could be a very positive change - but we've been disappointed before, so I think the Champaign has to stay on ice for a few more days at least.
     
  4. Captain Obvious

    Captain Obvious New commenter

    CompSci being taught cross-curricular could be hilarious...for all the wrong reasons.
    Ultimately, who knows? There seems to be mixed messages - on the one hand the PoS is getting downgraded, but ICT still needs to be taught (as far as the curriculum review goes).
    CompSci is in, but to what extent?
    The strength of ICT departments across the country are going to be what determines whether ICT/CS survive in individual schools. In some it will go to the wall because it lacks staff or resources or in others because results are historically weak.
    Expect a compromise.
     
  5. DEmsley

    DEmsley New commenter

    Optimistic view - Brilliant we can ditch the Office shizzle we've been teaching and concentrate on problem solving, ideas generation and having some fun whilst learning with the and about tech. [​IMG]

    Pessimistic view - It'll all go cross-curricular. [​IMG]

    Truth? Depends on your SLT and the strength of your ICT subject leader IMHO.
     
  6. Succinctly put!

    I have to say the statement from Gove makes more sense than the transcript of the speech.

    However he does make specific reference to this being a temporary measure until 2014.
     
  7. Captain Obvious

    Captain Obvious New commenter

    Oh great...so we're getting trolled by Gove before getting kicked in 2014...
     
  8. johncollinswork

    johncollinswork New commenter

    OCR will just bolt a token scratch unit onto their existing portfoilio and we'll just role on as usual.

    Is there any way that all of these rants can be tied into a single thread???
     

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