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Computer Science in the school curriculum: issues and challenges


Webb, M and Bell, T and Davis, N and Katz, YJ and Reynolds, N and Chambers, DP and Syslo, MM and Fluck, A and Cox, M and Angeli, C and Malyn-Smith, J and Voogt, J and Zagami, J and Micheuz, P and Chtouki, Y and Mori, N, Computer Science in the school curriculum: issues and challenges, Informatics in Schools: Improvement of Informatics Knowledge and Perception - Proceedings of ISSEP 2016, 13-15 October 2016, Munster, Germany, pp. 64. ISBN 978-3-319-46747-4 (2016) [Conference Extract]

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Analyses and discussions were undertaken over several years by researchers, policymakers and practitioners from a range of countries that vary in their approaches to the curriculum in relation to Computer Science. These analyses were undertaken predominantly within the International Federation of Information Processing (IFIP) by the IFIP Curriculum Task Force and at EDUsummIT 2015 and were motivated by a need to examine the rationale, issues and challenges following some concerns across the globe about the position and nature of Computer Science in the school curriculum. We summarise our findings and focus specifically on challenges for the computer science education community in communicating, clarifying needs and promoting curriculum change in order to encourage Computer Science in the curriculum both theoretically and practically.

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Item Type:Conference Extract
Keywords:curriculum;∙ Computer Science∙ rationale;∙ international perspectives
Research Division:Education
Research Group:Specialist studies in education
Research Field:Educational technology and computing
Objective Division:Education and Training
Objective Group:Other education and training
Objective Field:Other education and training not elsewhere classified
UTAS Author:Fluck, A (Associate Professor Andrew Fluck)
ID Code:112004
Year Published:2016
Deposited By:Education
Deposited On:2016-10-20
Last Modified:2016-10-24
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