Peer-Reviewed Journal Details
Mandatory Fields
McGarr O.;Johnston K.
2020
January
Curriculum Journal
Curricular responses to Computer Science provision in schools: current provision and alternative possibilities
Published
2 ()
Optional Fields
Computer Science Education Curriculum digital competency Schools
2020 British Educational Research Association This paper explores the rationales underpinning the introduction of Computer Science (CS) into school curricula and examines the ways in which educational systems have responded to these growing calls. In outlining the possible ways that educational systems can respond to this demand, the paper makes use of a conceptual framework through which the various possibilities for the provision of CS in school curricula can be categorised. The paper analyses and discusses possible modes of provision identifying the benefits and drawbacks of different approaches. Through this development, the paper aims to raise wider questions about the long-term positioning of CS within the curriculum and draws particular attention to the need for greater consideration of provision at lower secondary level.
0958-5176
10.1002/curj.40
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