The UKs Department of Education has published a draft programme of study for consultation – part of the curriculum changes for 2014. This includes Computing as a subject in Key Stages 1 – 4, distinct from ICT (see previous post on terminology).
What’s happening elsewhere? I started to look and found interesting things in Australia and the United States…
- Australia have a draft curriculum for Technology. This:
draws together the distinct but related subjects of Design
and Technologies and Digital Technologies
- In the United States there is a project to develop a new first course in computing:
Computer Science: Principles is a new course under development that seeks to broaden participation in computing and computer science.
…before finding that CAS had got there already with a document of international comparisons:
This briefing note summarises how computing (i.e. computer science) is taught at (high) school in other countries. We focus especially on what computer science qualifications are available to students.