Wayhey, another UK guy!
What are your thoughts on the National Curriculum and whether it stays up-to-date with emerging and important technologies?
This was about 10 years ago, but my I.T. education was horrific; it was Excel and nothing else.
Wooo! Safety in numbers :P
This was about 10 years ago, but my I.T. education was horrific; it was Excel and nothing else. - This is so reminiscent of my education too!
In a nutshell: the curriculum has come a long way (since our days) and is heading in the right direction -- the government released a statement that money (£84m) is being put into training 8,000 teachers, which should really help with the delivery!
Ohhh and OOP has been introduced to the 16-18-year-olds now, so things like functional programming should only be... say... a decade away ;)
What language are you thinking about to use as you learn?
My main focus is React. I'm committing to a minimum of 30 minutes each day, which often turns into hours :)
I'm finding it tricky piecing together everything, especially trying to separate code so it's not a complete mess!
Any tips or advice? Or anything I can help with?
Hmm I wouldn’t think of JS frameworks as ckmputer science, is this more of a software development course than CS specifically?
Definitely interesting either way!
When I was teaching, it was to the UK national curriculum. The students used Python as the main language because the syntax is so readable!
Where are you based? Is this course typical in your area?
I'm based in the UK, London. There are a few courses mostly taught by either FireTechCamp or General Assembly (I believe both of which are over in the states too!).
However, UK schools teach to a curriculum, in which there are different boards but most of the content is similar. One of the sections looks like:
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