Talk in English - UK at OggCamp '19
Short URL: https://joind.in/talk/548ef
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Right-on about comp.sci in schools. It sucked 30+ years ago, seems like nothing has improved.
Interesting debate even though there were some "license chat" transgressions ✋😉 Josh is an excellent ambassador for the current generation of emerging developers and makers 👏
Interesting panel, particularly the straw poll to the audience about Microsoft loving Linux.
Too much focus on single topic of education
This endless fixation with whatever Microsoft are doing is just sad. Also, I would suggest that school teaching is not an issue, people have to realise the number of people who are interested in programming is pretty small. Indeed, forcing people to do stuff they aren't interested in just kills any chance they may take it up at some point.
There are a large number of topics which must be taught in school, and accentuating any one thing is to the detriment of others. Personally I hated English because I couldn't understand the analysis of literature sort of stuff. However, I would not suggest dropping it in favour of physics (which was my personal favourite).
Lots to think about
An interesting panel discussion this year. Top marks to Josh for putting himself out there and taking part! Great to have a young person's perspective. Some salient points made by Caroline on computer science education in schools: “Not everyone is interested in art, but at least everyone gets to do art at school.” Lots of insights all round. Good stuff!
The talk about education is long overdue in my opinion. The fact we had a Josh on the panel was a highlight for me. The best insight into the health of a product, which is what education is in my opinion, is to get the feedback from customers and the people who work in it.
As one of those that did not put there had up in support of Microsoft we need to remember that Microsoft is a business and as such there actions will be guided by what is good for the business. As long as the community understands this we will be fine but if they think they hold our values we may get a shock.