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Teaching Computing via a School Placement / Faron, Moller; Stewart, Powell

Pages: 1 - 4

Swansesa University Authors: Faron, Moller, Stewart, Powell

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DOI (Published version): 10.1145/3294016.3294029

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Across Wales - as, but even more so than, elsewhere - there is a critical shortage of teachers who are qualified to teach Computer Science. This issue is particularly coming to the fore now due to on-going changes to the national school curriculum which is seeing a rigorous computer science curricul...

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ISBN: 978-1-4503-6631-1/19/01
Published: Durham, UK CEP Computing Education Practice 2019
URI: https://cronfa.swan.ac.uk/Record/cronfa46121
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Abstract: Across Wales - as, but even more so than, elsewhere - there is a critical shortage of teachers who are qualified to teach Computer Science. This issue is particularly coming to the fore now due to on-going changes to the national school curriculum which is seeing a rigorous computer science curriculum replacing the ICT curriculum which has been passed off as computing in most schools over the past several decades. In this paper we describe the efforts made by Technocamps to tackle this problem by encouraging computer science graduates to consider education as a viable career option. In particular, we outline a credit-bearing module which incorporates an extensive school placement. We discuss the challenges with setting up and running such a module as well as its effectiveness.
Keywords: Computer science education, School-university partnership, In-service teacher education, Professional development.
College: College of Science
Start Page: 1
End Page: 4