Computing Curriculum Conundrum: an analogy

I've had thiscartoon for around 30 years*. I wonder if it captures the essence of what has happened with ICT and Computing in England over the last few years.

Even if it doesn't, at least it proves two things: that attempts to devise curricula that satisfy disparate interests have been going on for a long, long time; and that no such attempts manage to satisfy everybody.

And if it does encapsulate the Computing curriculum issues it proves yet another thing: that those who don't know their history are condemned to repeat it (to paraphrase either Edmund Burke or George Santayana).

Whatever the case, I hope it gives you casue to smile.

The curriculum. Authorship: unknown.

The curriculum. Authorship: unknown.

Related articles about the Computing curriculum

It wasn’t me wot done it, Sir! The depressing state of Computing as a subject

The Computing curriculum in England: A timeline of hopes and experience

There is an extended version of that first article, with copius references for further reading, in the 3rd July 2017 issue of my newsletter, Digital Education: Subscribe to Digital Education.

* Unfortunately, I don't know who created this. If you do, please let me know.