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Future of Computing Education, Part 8 – Creative Computing

This will be a slightly shorter post than the last one, honest!  This session heard from Mark Pendleton about a project called “languagezone” in East Ayrshire. Background In 2002, East Ayrshire Council was becoming concerned about the languages uptake and … Continue reading

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Future of Computing Education, Part 7 – Computational Thinking

This presentation was given by Quintin Cutts from Glasgow University, who is developing an initiative called “Computing Science… Inside” for schools.  Full details of which are on the website: http://csi.dcs.gla.ac.uk/ He started off his presentation by talking about initiatives.  Firstly, … Continue reading

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Future of Computing Education, Part 6 – The Northern Irish Perspective

Next Speaker of the 1st Day was Ian McChesney, a lecturer and teacher from Northern Ireland. He broadly agreed with what Adrian had said were issues with the English system, as the NI system is based on this. Qualifications are … Continue reading

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Future of Computing Education, Part 5 – The English Perspective

The conference continued with a talk from Adrian Jackson, a teacher from England who took us through computing education in England. He started by explaining how the curriculum is structured in England, outlining the different Key Stage (KS) levels used. … Continue reading

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Future of Computing Education, Part 4 – The Scottish Perspective

The second main talk of the day came from Terry Carr, HMIe in Computing. He spoke about the current picture in Scotland, How we got here, and what HMI has said about computing and ICT. Lastly he went on to … Continue reading

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