Computer science in English schools: the debate rages on


In recent months a new consensus has emerged about teaching ICT (information and communications technology) in England’s schools: namely that it has been sent up a blind alley where kids are taught little more than how to manipulate Microsoft’s “Office” products. That recognition is a good thing, though the way in which the government were… Read More Computer science in English schools: the debate rages on

Two cheers for Gove?


Michael Gove is to make a speech today in which he is going to lambast the existing ICT curriculum in English schools and promise a revolutionary new start. Sounds like a good thing, and certainly he appears to have identified the cretinous nature of the current curriculum and its chaining to Microsoft’s proprietary software. So… Read More Two cheers for Gove?