Introducing programming and digital competence in Swedish K-9 education

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Abstract

The role of computer science and IT in Swedish schools has varied throughout the years. In fall 2014, the Swedish government gave the National Agency for Education (Skolverket) the task of preparing a proposal for K–9 education on how to better address the competences required in a digitalized society. In June 2016, Skolverket handed over a proposal introducing digital competence and programming as interdisciplinary traits, also providing explicit formulations in subjects such as mathematics (programming, algorithms and problem-solving), technology (controlling physical artifacts) and social sciences (fostering aware and critical citizens in a digital society). In March 2017, the government approved the new curriculum, which needs to be implemented by fall 2018 at the latest. We present the new K–9 curriculum and put it in a historical context. We also describe and analyze the process of developing the revised curriculum, and discuss some initiatives for how to implement the changes.

Details

Authors
  • Fredrik Heintz
  • Linda Mannila
  • Lars Åke Nordén
  • Peter Parnes
  • Björn Regnell
Organisations
External organisations
  • Linköping University
  • Uppsala University
  • Luleå University of Technology
Research areas and keywords

Subject classification (UKÄ) – MANDATORY

  • Pedagogy
  • Human Computer Interaction
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationInformatics in Schools
Subtitle of host publicationFocus on Learning Programming - 10th International Conference on Informatics in Schools: Situation, Evolution, and Perspectives, ISSEP 2017, Proceedings
PublisherSpringer
Pages117-128
Number of pages12
Volume10696 LNCS
ISBN (Print)9783319714820
Publication statusPublished - 2017
Publication categoryResearch
Peer-reviewedYes
Event10th International Conference on Informatics in Schools: Situation, Evolution, and Perspectives, ISSEP 2017 - Helsinki, Finland
Duration: 2017 Nov 132017 Nov 15

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics)
Volume10696 LNCS
ISSN (Print)0302-9743
ISSN (Electronic)1611-3349

Conference

Conference10th International Conference on Informatics in Schools: Situation, Evolution, and Perspectives, ISSEP 2017
CountryFinland
CityHelsinki
Period2017/11/132017/11/15