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An Introduction to Computer Science in the New Curriculum for Wales

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Proceedings of the 53rd ACM Technical Symposium on Computer Science Education V. 2

Swansea University Author: Tom Crick Orcid Logo

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DOI (Published version): 10.1145/3478432.3499134

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We present the major changes to computer science education in Wales, UK, as part of wider school (K-12) curriculum, qualifications and system-level reforms. The new Curriculum for Wales, published in January 2020 to phase in from September 2022 for all learners aged 3-16, offers significant changes...

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Published in: Proceedings of the 53rd ACM Technical Symposium on Computer Science Education V. 2
ISBN: 9781450390712
Published: New York, NY, USA ACM 2022
URI: https://cronfa.swan.ac.uk/Record/cronfa58556
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Abstract: We present the major changes to computer science education in Wales, UK, as part of wider school (K-12) curriculum, qualifications and system-level reforms. The new Curriculum for Wales, published in January 2020 to phase in from September 2022 for all learners aged 3-16, offers significant changes to the discipline of computer science as part of a new interdisciplinary Science & Technology "area of learning and experience", alongside the repositioning of digital competence as a statutory cross-curricular skill. We introduce the key features of this new bilingual national curriculum, its underlying rationale and wider Welsh education policy context, as well as what this means for school-level computer science education, pedagogy and practice in Wales as the curriculum is implemented.
College: College of Arts and Humanities