Computing at School in Sweden - Experiences from Introducing Computer Science within Existing Subjects

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Abstract

Computing is no longer considered a subject area only relevant for a narrow group of professionals, but rather as a vital part of general education that should be available to all children and youth. Since making changes to national curricula takes time, people are trying to find other ways of introducing children and youth to computing. In Sweden, several current initiatives by researchers and teachers aim at finding ways of working with computing within the current curriculum. In this paper we present case studies based on a selection of these initiatives from four major regions in Sweden and based on these case studies we present our ideas for how to move forward on introducing computational thinking on a larger scale in Swedish education.

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Subject classification (UKÄ) – MANDATORY

  • Didactics
  • Software Engineering
  • Computer Science

Keywords

  • computer science, software engineering, engineering education, engineering didactic, computing in school
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationInformatics in Schools. Curricula, Competences, and Competitions /Lecture Notes in Computer Science and General Issues
EditorsAndrzej Brodnik, Jan Vahrenhold
PublisherSpringer
Pages118-130
Number of pages13
Volume9378
ISBN (Print)978-3-319-25395-4
StatePublished - 2015
Publication categoryResearch
Peer-reviewedYes
Event8th International Conference on Informatics in Schools: Situation, Evolution, and Perspectives - Ljubljana, Slovenia
Duration: 2015 Sep 282015 Oct 1

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Volume9378
ISSN (Print)0302-9743
ISSN (Electronic)1611-3349

Conference

Conference8th International Conference on Informatics in Schools: Situation, Evolution, and Perspectives
CountrySlovenia
CityLjubljana
Period2015/09/282015/10/01

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