Education Policy | Post Primary | Preschool | Primary | Tertiary | Search

 

Connect public lecture: Computer Science in the curriculum?


UC Connect public lecture: Computer Science in the school curriculum? What's the big idea?!

Digital Technologies has just been added to the New Zealand curriculum. Also bewilderingly referred to as computing, computational thinking, computer science or coding, the subject is being taught from primary school level.

But what's the real purpose of introducing it, especially to such young students? How does it relate to the rest of the curriculum?

In an upcoming UC Connect public lecture – Computer Science in the school curriculum? What's the big idea?! world-renowned University of Canterbury (UC) computer science education expert Professor Tim Bell will look at the experience from introducing the subject to both primary and high schools. He will explain how it can relate to topics as diverse as physical education and music, and the challenges and successes involved in adopting digital technologies in schools.

An award-winning educator, Tim Bell is a professor in UC’s Department of Computer Science and Software Engineering. His “Computer Science Unplugged” project is widely used internationally with the supporting materials (books and videos) translated into more than 20 languages.

Professor Bell has received many awards for his work in education including the 2018 SIGCSE Award for Outstanding Contribution to Computer Science Education. Since 2008 he has been actively involved in the design and deployment of the approach to the teaching of digital technologies in New Zealand schools.

UC Connect public lecture: Computer Science in the school curriculum? What's the big idea?!, Professor Tim Bell, Computer Science and Software Engineering, UC Engineering, 7pmon Wednesday, 23 May 2018 at the C Block lecture theatre, Ilam campus, University of Canterbury.

Register to attend free at: www.canterbury.ac.nz/ucconnect


ends

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
Culture Headlines | Health Headlines | Education Headlines

 

Facebook Announces New Changes: Combating Hate And Extremism

Some of these changes predate the tragic terrorist attack in Christchurch, New Zealand, but that attack, and the global response to it in the form of the Christchurch Call to Action, has strongly influenced the recent updates to our policies and their enforcement. More>>

Amazon Confirms: Lord Of The Rings Series To Shoot In NZ

Amazon Studios announced today that its series based on J.R.R. Tolkien’s iconic fantasy novels The Lord of the Rings will shoot in New Zealand. Pre-production has started, and production on the series will begin in Auckland in the coming months. More>>

ALSO:

Birds: Dunedin's Bells Ring As City Celebrates Its Albatross

The city's churches, schools and public buildings bells would chime in unison from 1pm, in what has been a long-standing tradition marking the return of the birds - and a farewell to this season's albatross chicks. More>>

Oscar Buzz: Waititi's Jojo Rabbit Wins People's Choice Award At Toronto

Taika Waititi's new film Jojo Rabbit has nabbed the coveted Grolsch People's Choice Award at the close of Toronto International Film Festival. More>>

ALSO:

Broken Estate: An Expat Expert Surveys Our Media

Melanie Bunce cut her teeth in journalism at the Otago Daily Times. Now she teaches and researches it at one of the UK’s most prestigious journalism schools and tracks the trends that shape the uncertain future of news... More>>

 
 
 
 
 

LATEST HEADLINES

  • CULTURE
  • HEALTH
  • EDUCATION
 
 
  • Wellington
  • Christchurch
  • Auckland