Sign In

Communications of the ACM

ACM TechNews

How the U.K. Plans to Teach Computer Science to Every Child


A U.K. student working with a computer.

Raspberry Pi will work with the British Computer Society and STEM Learning to create a program for teaching computer science to primary and secondary educators in the U.K. that includes free educational resources, nationwide training, and certification.

Credit: Madhumita Murgia

The Raspberry Pi startup will train 40,000 British teachers to teach computer science (CS) under a government-funded project, with the ultimate goal of teaching CS to all schoolchildren in the U.K.

Said the Raspberry Pi Foundation's Philip Colligan, "The combination of emphasis on teacher training, commitment to the subject, and making resources available to get teachers out of the classroom—that's an incredible cocktail of investment."

The Raspberry Pi team, working with the British Computer Society and STEM Learning, the self-described “largest provider of education and careers support in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM),” will create a program for primary and secondary educators that includes free educational resources, nationwide training, and certification.

The partners will provide face-to-face workshops across 40 schools over the next four years, and those schools will later be paid to deliver training to neighboring schools.

Colligan said this arrangement will help schools that cannot afford to send their educators for training.

From Financial Times
View Full Article - May Require Paid Subscription

 

Abstracts Copyright © 2018 Information Inc., Bethesda, Maryland, USA


 

No entries found