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The international perspective

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International organisations

  • Informatics for all is the European coalition driving the the establishment of computer science (called "informatics" in Europe) as a foundational part of the curriculum. Of particular interest:
    • 2019: Informatics for All Brussels Workshop describes school-level developments in Informatics education from participants from various countries in Europe (Denmark, England, France, Germany, Poland, Portugal) plus Israel and the USA. Presentations from the workshop areavailable here.
    • 2018:Informatics for All - The Strategy by Informatics Europe and the ACM Europe Council, describes a comprehensive and ambitious plan to establish Informatics as an essential discipline for students in Europe at all levels throughout the educational system.
    • 2017: Informatics Education in Europe: Are We All in the Same Boat?, by Informatics Europe and the ACM Europe Council, gathers data from 55 administrative units (countries, nations, and regions) of Europe (plus Israel) with autonomous educational systems to capture the state of Informatics education across the these countries. Short description here.

Standards and curricula

This section contains links to documents that specify/codify a computing curriculum. See below for national reports, curricular support materials, and so on.

Overviews and reports

Google Education have a great collection of reports and insights..

Blogs and news

Curricular materials

Recent international research on CS in school

  • Peter Hubwieser (2013). The Darmstadt Model: A First Step towards a Research Framework for Computer Science Education in Schools. In I. Diethelm and R.T. Mittermeir (Eds.): ISSEP 2013, LNCS 7780, pp. 15–30, 2013.Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2013. (The Darmstadt model is a new approach to evaluating and comparing Computer Science education in schools in different countries and contexts - in this paper Peter relates the model to CS Education in Bavaria)
  • Peter Hubwieser, Michal Armoni, Torsten Brinda, Valentina Dagiene, Ira Diethelm, Michail N Giannakos, Maria Knobelsdorf, Johannes Magenheim, Roland T Mittermeir, Sigrid E Schubert (2011). Computer science/informatics in secondary education. Proceedings of the 16th annual conference reports on Innovation and technology in computer science education - working group reports, Darmstadt, Germany. (This is the report of the working group who proposed the Darmstadt model).
  • Schulte, C.,Dagiene, V., Eckerdal, A., Hornung, M., Jevsikova, T., Peters, A., Sentance, S and Thota, N. (2012). Computer Science at School / CS Teacher Education - Koli Working-group report on CS at School. Proceedings of the 12th Koli Calling International Conference in Computing Education. November 15/18th Joensuu, Finland.(This paper reports on a survey that several CAS members contributed to and looks at current issues in CS Education in schools and teacher education across many countries)

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