Teaching primary computing without computers? The Computing curriculum is a challenge for primary school teachers. The realities of primary school resources mean limited access to computer hardware. But computing is about more than computers. Important aspects of the fundamental principles and concepts of computer science can be taught without any hardware. Children can learn to analyse problems and computational terms and apply computational thinking to solve problems without turning on a computer.
I would teach children music, physics, and philosophy; but most importantly music, for the patterns in music and all the arts are the keys to learning.
Music is something that everyone can relate to and everyone is exposed to. Whether it is someone tapping their foot on a bus, listening to the radio in the car or singing favourite nursery rhymes at school, music is inescapable. Beyond this, music allows people to express their thoughts and feelings, and identify with each other in a different way. Capturing this as ...