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 4/4/2008 8:02 AM
 

Why do we teach IT? What is the role of computing in the classroom?

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 4/4/2008 11:35 PM
 

Why do we teach IT? Because for most of us the simple act of linking a child to a creative activity, like programming, is profoundly satisfying. We teach IT because for most children, learning must be motivated, encouraged. Why do I teach IT? Because I find it one of the challenging subjects in the new curriculum. Why not. :-)

What is the role of computing in the classroom? In my humble opinion: primarily to prepare the child for what is about to hit him/her: real life. It, probably more than most high school taught skills, will give them a distinct advantage in a cut-throat world where you HAVE to be better than your neighbour to land a job. The role of computing is to give the child as much exposure and therefore experience before they enter the working/studying world.

 That's my 2c's worth anyways. Embarrassed

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 7/22/2009 1:23 PM
 

Ek wat Pascal gewoond was en erg geskop het teen die nuwe Delphi begin dit nou regtig geniet.  Ongelukkig is ek 'n mens.  My rooster word volgepak met wiskunde en LO wat ook hulle deel van voorbereiding en merkwerk ens vereis.  Dit maak my vooraf moeg en verhoed dat ek nie elke dag die meester in my IT klas kan wees soos ek graag wil wees nie.  Ek wil nog iets nuuts ontdek elke dag nuwe idees van leer of oplos of ofen om delphi lekkerder te maak.  Maar my tyd maak dat ek self soms maar net klas gee en doen wat gedoen moet word en so nie die liefde van die vak kan uitbrei tot meer leerlinge nie.  En dis jammer.  Ek ondervind ook dat agv elke vak wat nou skielik sy hoeveelheid take en PAT's het die kinders erg negatief teenoor enige navorsing of taak is. HELP ons asb

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