This is good news. Our sample actually do quite enjoy IT! Even in school, well over half like it or love it. At home, over 60% say they love IT. I doubt there are many areas of the curriculum, if one sees IT in those terms, that would come out quite so favorably.
“ Children use and apply their ICT knowledge, skills and understanding confidently and competently in their learning and in everyday contexts. They become independent and discerning users of technology, recognising opportunities and risks and using strategies to stay safe. ”
Your IT curriculum focuses on teaching how to use software, but gives no insight into how it’s made.
One of the things you hear from the businesses is that 'I don’t just want people who are literate in technology, I want people who can create programs.’ I think that is a real wake up call for us in terms of our education system and we are acting on that.”
The narrowness of how we teach children about computers risks creating a generation of digital illiterates