WiPSCE ´14, Proceedings of the 9th Workshop in Primary and Secondary Computing Education pages:12-15
WiPSCE: Workshop in Primary and Secondary Computing Education edition:9 location:Berlin date:5-7 November 2014
In the Flemish secondary education curriculum, as in many
countries and regions, computer science currently only gets
an extremely limited coverage. Recently, in Flanders (and
elsewhere), it has been proposed to change this, and try-outs are undertaken, both in and outside of schools.
In this paper, we discuss some of those eorts, and in particular take a closer look at the preliminary results of one experiment involving dierent approaches to programming in grade 8.
These experiments indicate that many students from secondary
schools would welcome a more extensive treatment of
computer science. Planning and implementing such a treatment, however, raises a number of issues, from which in this paper, we formulate a handful as calls for action for the computer science education research community.