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Computing education that doesn't compute

Hall, Jon G. (2012). Computing education that doesn't compute. Expert Systems: The Journal of Knowledge Engineering, 29(3) pp. 213–215.

DOI (Digital Object Identifier) Link: http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1468-0394.2012.00628.x
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Abstract

The current UK debate on Computing in schools is driven by a specific issue: what should form the basis of a modern Computing education. It’s a perfect storm that has been brewing for some time, but the recent comments of Eric Schmidt, the chairman of Google, have moved it into the political arena. Currently, the mandatory educational component of Computing (from years 11 to 16) is taught as Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) – effectively, Digital Literacy – which sees Computing, in a teleological light, as a tool that drives society.

Item Type: Journal Article
Copyright Holders: 2012 Blackwell Publishing Ltd.
ISSN: 1468-0394
Academic Unit/Department: Mathematics, Computing and Technology > Computing & Communications
Interdisciplinary Research Centre: Centre for Research in Computing (CRC)
Item ID: 35123
Depositing User: Jon Hall
Date Deposited: 31 Oct 2012 11:24
Last Modified: 06 Feb 2014 11:45
URI: http://oro.open.ac.uk/id/eprint/35123
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