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CS Education for All: Opportunities for You to Make a Difference
Wed 5 April 2017, 11:20 – 12:00 BST
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An event for 3rd and final year students studying a Computing related degree which involves some software development.
Across the world, countries are adopting Computing Science (CS) as a subject to be studied from early primary school onwards. This means that everyone will be learning some level of CS - a seismic change for our subject, which to date has always been optional. In Scotland, universities and schools have been working with Education Scotland to develop a ground-breaking new school curriculum that runs from the early years up to age 15, which will be announced shortly.
Paradoxically, there is a huge shortage of folk well-qualified in the area of CS education - there aren’t enough teachers, there aren’t enough researchers, and there aren’t enough folk to fill leadership positions - e.g. in government, schools, qualifications authorities (e.g. SQA), professional development organisations.
The aim of this session is to:
- outline what’s happening in CS education in Scotland
- talk a bit about the new curriculum
- compare teachers pay and conditions to other professions such as medicine and law
- explain how teacher training works in Scotland
- invite you to consider a role in CS education - as a teacher, research or leader
There will also be a light lunch and soft drinks provided after the session where you can also ask individual questions and find out more.
Spaces are limited so book early to avoid disappointment!
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Lecture Theatre F10, Merchiston Campus
Edinburgh Napier University
10 Colinton Rd