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Is it just me or is it really fuckin amazing when ur teacher tells you after a year that you are a better programmer than he is 😒 even tho ur just a beginner?

I just started learning to code and i was already better at it than the person who is supposed to teach me... which is great if you ask me #sarcasm

And when we finish a simple task on if statements - which he thought was gonna take us a whole hour - in like 5 minutes, he doesnt let us work on our own programs: "Can you close that? Its not related to the lesson"
Ffs man! 😤 Am i supposed to sit here for an hour just staring into the void, doing fuck all, while i could actually improve my skills?

Then you go home and learn more in two hours than you'll ever do throughout the following 3 years in school.... 😧

If this is not a complete waste of time then i have no fucking clue what is.

GCSE Computer Science sucks (at least in my school). Is there anyone out there with similar issues or is it just our lucky bunch?

My advice to young/beginner programmers:
If you really want to learn, please just google what ur interested in and use stackoverflow

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    Even college computer science courses were a goddamn waste of time for me. Seriously, teaching yourself is absolutely better, cheaper, and faster.

    The only courses over found to be worthwhile are the very advanced classes, such as compilers, OS's, etc. Much of that you won't be able to learn on your own anywhere near as easily or as quickly.

    I'd also argue for data structures, as those are absolutely important, and being forced go learn, build, and implement them is incredibly instructive and valuable.

    There are a few others that would be good to take -- anything dealing with overall code patterns and clean, structured code.
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    I expirienced the same with one of my teachers a few years ago. But then again, ask yourself. If you one day are a good dev. Would you choose a high paying job in industry where you have interesting work and a "perspective" or would you rather become a teacher on a government salary and half of the class not interested in anything you tell them? No real perspective for personal development and doing the same every year...

    What carreer path would you choose? And that's where we are today.
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    @Root The only good thing about these courses is that you will probably meet someone who is actually interested in coding. And then you can help eachother.

    Its really good to have a second pair of eyes to look at your code and discuss the problems and then the improvements you could make. Otherwise i just get into bad habits without even realizing
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    @Wack I see what you mean, and yes i'd probably choose a job thats actually interesting and not a waste of my own time.

    But my biggest problem is that us (who know more than the teacher), have already offered to teach him or the class - which of course can be extremely problematic - because its still better than letting him teach the wrong things, and he refused. I mean why wouldnt he take it? We would be better off, he wouldnt have to do anything and still get paid for it.

    It hurts our brain when he says something retarded that we know is absolutely wrong. For example this monday he gave us a worksheet on syntax and logic errors, and we had to define the terms. His definition for a syntax error was the following:
    "A syntax error is when the user does something wrong" (his exact words)
    I think this illustrates my point perfectly... its just annoying.
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    @haranyisoma why would he let you guys teach? Word would get out sooner or later to the school and he then get fired. End of story.
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    @Wack Its tough. It really is. And i cant blame him because im sure a lot of kids dont care, so why would he bother. But if he does not fulfill his job then i dont see the point of letting him stay
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