Let us hope that "ICT" is dead and buried

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Much of this has been responded to in other posts so not reiterating those points here.

Re ICT - what I am proposing is not giving ICT a new meaning. ICT has in the past been used to mean three things (the subject, cross-curricula use of digital technology, and the digital technology itself). What I am proposing is that we focus the definition of ICT so that it only means one of these things - namely the cross-curricula use of digital technology. So far from creating confusion it should help to create clarity.

PeterT16:55, 8 May 2013

But I think the conflation is deliberate - it is part of the "ICT" brand that you improve learning by teaching a set of digital learning skills which supports independent and peer-mediated learning, de-prioritising the "knowledge-based curriculum". And the evidence is that that is not true or helpful.

Crispin Weston11:51, 13 May 2013

In which case you presumably are in favour of de-conflating ...

I think we also need to move away from a dichotomy between 'knowledge' and 'skills' - neither can operate in the absence of the other. Knowledge, as I understand it, is the application of information. Skills have to be applied to something.

PeterT13:39, 25 May 2013