Two thirds of teachers worry their pupils know more about computers than they do

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Two thirds of teachers worry their pupils know more about computers than they do

After the introduction of new curriculum of computing now in schools, it's been reported two-thirds of teachers are worried their pupils know more about computing than they do. 

Bill Mitchell from BSC Academy of Computing discusses why students are often more confident with technology than staff, saying the information is "embedded" in the minds of the young people who grew up with it. 

He says it is "quite natural" that "working adults" are worried that they don't know as much as the children, who have more time to familiarise themselves with technology. The problem arises, he says, when teachers don't feel confident they have the ability or the time to formally learn what knowledge they lack.  

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