This guide, created by Kate Farrell introduces and explains the Computing Science (CS) ‘Significant Aspects of Learning’ (SALs) and the updated experiences and outcomes and Benchmarks. It provides an exemplification guide and resources for use in Early and Primary years.
It is the result of four years of work drawing on: Research literature in CS education, a range of international curriculum efforts, experience of best-practice CS pedagogy in Scottish primary and secondary contexts and teaching resources from across the world.
The authors are all practicing CS educators, bringing experience of teacher education, CS education research, resource creation, as well as deep knowledge of the discipline of computing science. They are keenly aware of the challenges involved in CS teaching.