Music: &#x2018;Computer Love&#x2019; Kraftwerk\nJeremy: Introduce Primary ICT team (inc Pippa - who&#x2019;ll be teaching ES680 - and Lis).\n
Jeremy: Answers to the text wall\n
All: Distribute photocopies of the old NC - 1 between 3. \n
Jeremy:\n- The DfE do NOT think it is their role to provide a vision for ICT &#x2013; they want to see a consensus emerge from the experts in the field (industry, HE, schools) about what the (very thin) PoS for ICT should look like.\n- The Computing and Schools Working Group, containing members from Microsoft and Google, have proposed a Computing curriculum. NAACE (the subject association for ICT) have also drafted a curriculum, and have chosen to retain use of the term &#x2018;ICT&#x2019; to describe the subject.\n
EI380 Session 1
ICT in the CurriculumWhat should a curriculum for ICT look like in 2012?
Why do we need to teach ICT? Text your answers to the Text Wall using your mobile phonesStandard texting rates onlyWe have no access to your phone numberCapitalisation doesn’t matter, but spaces and spelling do
Eric SchmidtGoogle Chairman“Your IT curriculumfocuses on teaching how touse software, but gives noinsight into how it’s made.That is just throwing awayyour great computingheritage”
Next Gen.Livingstone Hope Review This review criticised the school ICT curriculum, saying that it focuses more on “office skills rather than the more rigorous Computer Science and programming skills which high- tech industries like video games and visual effects need”.The review received support fromkey Government ministers.
ICT in SchoolsOfsted Report 2008-11ICT was rated good or outstanding in nearlytwo thirds of primary schools inspectedduring the period; however, the mediareporting focussed on the poorerperformance in secondary schools.Lack of teacher capability in ‘key topics’ suchas programming is singled out as aparticular concern, along with a “lack ofattention to the needs and interests of moreable students”.64% decline in those taking GCSE ICT (from2007 - 2011).
Royal Society ReportComputing in SchoolsKey recommendation is that ICT should be‘restructured’ into three distinctive components:• ‘digital literacy’ (“the ability to use computersystems confidently and effectively”)• ‘Computer Science’ (“the study of how computerswork”)• ‘Information Technology’ (“how computers areused to solve important problems in business andindustry”)Recommends that the term ‘ICT’ is no longer used.
DfE ICT Policy5 things you need to know1. The existing Programme of Study for ICT has been disapplied from September of this year.2. ICT remains compulsory at all key stages, and must still be taught at every stage of the curriculum.3. The old Programme of Study will remain online ‘for reference’.4. ICT will be a foundation subject in the revised National Curriculum from September 2014.5. A draft PoS for ICT in KS1 and KS2 will be published later this year for consultation.
Read:Loveless, A (2003) “Questions for Teachers: Why ICT?”Ager, R (2003) “Why all this concern about ICT?”These are both available to download from the ICT area on studentcentralReﬂect:What does it mean to be capable with ICT?Come to the next session ready to discuss this.