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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, Tomorrow's Learning: Involving Everyone, Springer Nature, A Tatnall, M Webb (ed), Switzerland, pp. 421-431. ISBN 978-3-319-74309-7 (2017) [Research Book Chapter]

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Copyright 2017 IFIP International Federation for Information Processing

DOI: doi:10.1007/978-3-319-74310-3


This paper is based on analysis and discussion undertaken over several years by researchers, policymakers and practitioners from a range of countries which vary in their approaches to the curriculum for Computer Science. The discussions, undertaken predominantly within the International Federation of Information Processing (IFIP) and EDUsummIT communities 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.

Item Details

Item Type:Research Book Chapter
Keywords:computer science, curriculum rationale, international perspectives, informatics
Research Division:Education
Research Group:Specialist studies in education
Research Field:Educational technology and computing
Objective Division:Education and Training
Objective Group:Schools and learning environments
Objective Field:Policies and development
UTAS Author:Fluck, A (Associate Professor Andrew Fluck)
ID Code:124440
Year Published:2017
Deposited By:Education
Deposited On:2018-02-22
Last Modified:2018-09-17

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