Archives for : August2010

Royal Society Computing in Schools

The BCS has published news on the Royal Society’s Call for Evidence on school computing.

The study will be led by Professor Steve Furber FRS, with an Advisory Group bringing together school teachers, academics and industrialists to steer the project. This open call for evidence precedes a series of stakeholder engagement events which will take place later in 2010 and early 2011, and will help the Society focus these sessions and identify where new research is needed.

It’s good to see a drive towards new research in computing education – something that, to a new researcher, sometimes still seems a bit niche. Look at SIGCSE’s membership size and compare to the number of teachers and lecturers involved in teaching computing internationally…