Alan O'Donohoe

Getting to grips with computing

Not all educators have found the switch from ICT to teaching the new computing curriculum easy. Alan O’Donohoe has some tips for those still struggling

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Have you ever been visited by those nightmarish thoughts, in the days before returning to school from a holiday, that you might have lost the ability to teach or forgotten what you should actually be teaching to your classes?  

For a substantial number of ICT teachers in England, that nightmare became a reality two years ago, when the new computing curriculum was introduced. The subject knowledge they’d acquired, the resources developed over years, the experience of preparing classes for exams and the strategies they used in their own teaching became largely redundant when it came into force ...

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