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Implications for KS1/2 of dropping PoS

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

  1. tafkam

    tafkam Occasional commenter

    The KS1/2 Programme of Study for ICT is horrendously outdated, having been written nearly 15 years ago, but most primaries don't have the capability or capacity to do a great deal different from what has always been done.
    While clearly the emphasis in future is intended to be on computer science/programming, how can primary schools effectively build foundations for this?
    I've looked at Storytelling Alice for KS2, and already use Scratch. Would secondaries expect/want any more than this?
    Personally, my view is that we ought to continue teaching much of the office software - and just get better at it!
     
  2. tafkam

    tafkam Occasional commenter

    The KS1/2 Programme of Study for ICT is horrendously outdated, having been written nearly 15 years ago, but most primaries don't have the capability or capacity to do a great deal different from what has always been done.
    While clearly the emphasis in future is intended to be on computer science/programming, how can primary schools effectively build foundations for this?
    I've looked at Storytelling Alice for KS2, and already use Scratch. Would secondaries expect/want any more than this?
    Personally, my view is that we ought to continue teaching much of the office software - and just get better at it!
     

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