Computing Science Education Conference

Date(s) - 07/11/2015
All Day

University of Dundee

Education Conference:
7th November 2015 at the University of Dundee

In partnership with SICSA Education, Computing at School, Scotland, BCS, College Development Network, ScotlandIS, Education Scotland and the School of Computing at the University of Dundee

Following the success of three annual conferences looking at Computing Science in Primary and Secondary, CAS Scotland are delighted to be partnering with SICSA Education to provide an academic and research strand, and partnering with ScotlandIS and College Development Network to provide an industry and vocational strand.

Conference Strands:

Broad General Education: This strand will feature sessions focused on CS education in Early Years, Primary and lower Secondary.

Secondary Education: This strand will focus on sessions that support educators delivering Computing qualifications for Secondary school students, primarily National 4, National 5, Higher, Advanced Higher and National Progress Awards.

Academic and Research strand: This strand will feature sessions for educators interested in CS education and research. We hope to have teachers and academics wanting to learn more about starting CS educational research as well as sessions discussing current and recent research projects.

Industry and Vocational strand: Sessions in this strand will have a focus on a dialogue and collaboration between industry and education. Sessions will address questions such as
● What are the needs of industry in terms of a future workforce?
● How can industry professionals usefully support the work of schools and colleges?
● What gets taught in schools and colleges these days? (A guide to CfE, Nationals and new Highers in CS for non-teachers)

About Computing At School Scotland
CAS Scotland are a grassroots organisation for computing science education in schools. Anyone interested in CS education may join. CAS is also the teachers association for CS.

More Information and registration details can be found at or email Kate Farrell, Computing At School Scotland.

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