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When we were drafting the English national curriculum, we found it easier to think in terms of the foundations, applications and implications of computing, all three of which really should be included in any broad and balanced approach to the subject. You can map these to computer science, IT and digital literacy if you wish, although you would need to ...


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So the question is what is the difference between Computer Science, IT, and Digital Literacy? The way I understand the report and especially the bit you pasted in your own answer, the key to IT is in the T. It's IT if it has a clearly technological approach (and by necessity the treatment is at theoretical level rather than practical). Computer ...


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If somebody has some statistics, that would make a great answer, but in the meantime I'll offer some thoughts. First off, I think it depends on what you mean by "general computer literacy". I can think of a few interpretations: If you pick a random person, how computer-literate are they? If you pick a random person who owns a computer, how computer-...


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Cool question and I'd be really interested to see some statistics on it and hopefully some discussion. I've noticed the same thing. Students come into class that are "good at computers." They're on computers all the time and can do pretty much whatever they need to do for school and fun, but don't have any understanding of how it works. If I had to guess ...


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