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A comparison of current trends within computer science teaching in school in Germany and the UK

  • In the last two years, CS as a school subject has gained a lot of attention worldwide, although different countries have differing approaches to and experiences of introducing CS in schools. This paper reports on a study comparing current trends in CS at school, with a major focus on two countries, Germany and UK. A survey was carried out of a number of teaching professionals and experts from the UK and Germany with regard to the content and delivery of CS in school. An analysis of the quantitative data reveals a difference in foci in the two countries; putting this into the context of curricular developments we are able to offer interpretations of these trends and suggest ways in which curricula in CS at school should be moving forward.

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Author:Valentina Dagiene, Tatjana Jevsikova, Carsten Schule, Sue Sentance, Neena Thota
ISSN:1868-0844 (print)
ISSN:2191-1940 (online)
Parent Title (German):Commentarii informaticae didacticae : (CID)
Publisher:Universitätsverlag Potsdam
Place of publication:Potsdam
Document Type:Article
Year of Completion:2013
Publishing Institution:Universität Potsdam
Release Date:2013/02/28
Tag:CS Ed Research; CS at school; CS curriculum; ICT; international comparison; international study; topics
First Page:63
Last Page:75
Source:Informatics in schools : local proceedings of the 6th International Conference ISSEP 2013 ; selected papers ; Oldenburg, Germany, February 26–March 2, 2013/Diethelm et al. (Eds.)/ Potsdam: Universitätsverlag Potsdam, 2013/ S. 63-75
Organizational units:Extern / Extern
Dewey Decimal Classification:0 Informatik, Informationswissenschaft, allgemeine Werke / 00 Informatik, Wissen, Systeme / 004 Datenverarbeitung; Informatik
Collections:Universität Potsdam / Schriftenreihen / Commentarii informaticae didacticae (CID) / CID (2013) 06
Universität Potsdam / Schriftenreihen / Commentarii informaticae didacticae (CID) / CID (2013) 06 / Towards National Curricula
Licence (German):License LogoCreative Commons - Namensnennung, 3.0 Deutschland