25 May '16, 10am

Teaching of computing in schools faces big changes

Teaching of computing in schools faces big changes

Professor Stephen Furber (right), from the School of Computer Science at the University of Manchester, will lead the research study which is part of a wider action plan to transform computing in schools. 
It is hoped to establish whether progress has been made since the introduction of the new English computing curriculum in 2014. In 2014 a new computing curriculum for five to 16 year-olds was introduced in English schools, replacing ICT and establishing computer science and computational thinking as a foundation subject alongside mathematics and the sciences. 
The ongoing aim is to generate greater interest in computing technologies amongst schoolchildren. An important part of this is to provide them with creative, digital and computational thinking skills, which are relevant for employers.
To do this the project aims to equip teachers to teach young people the necessary ...

Full article: http://www.electronicsweekly.com/news/teaching-of-computi...

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