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Computing at School in Sweden - Experiences from Introducing Computer Science within Existing Subjects

Heintz, Fredrik; Mannila, Linda; Nygårds, Karin; Parnes, Parnes and Regnell, Björn LU (2015) 8th International Conference on Informatics in Schools: Situation, Evolution, and Perspectives In Informatics in Schools. Curricula, Competences, and Competitions /Lecture Notes in Computer Science and General Issues 9378. p.118-130
Abstract
Computing is no longer considered a subject area only relevant for a narrow group of professionals, but rather as a vital part of general education that should be available to all children and youth. Since making changes to national curricula takes time, people are trying to find other ways of introducing children and youth to computing. In Sweden, several current initiatives by researchers and teachers aim at finding ways of working with computing within the current curriculum. In this paper we present case studies based on a selection of these initiatives from four major regions in Sweden and based on these case studies we present our ideas for how to move forward on introducing computational thinking on a larger scale in Swedish... (More)
Computing is no longer considered a subject area only relevant for a narrow group of professionals, but rather as a vital part of general education that should be available to all children and youth. Since making changes to national curricula takes time, people are trying to find other ways of introducing children and youth to computing. In Sweden, several current initiatives by researchers and teachers aim at finding ways of working with computing within the current curriculum. In this paper we present case studies based on a selection of these initiatives from four major regions in Sweden and based on these case studies we present our ideas for how to move forward on introducing computational thinking on a larger scale in Swedish education. (Less)
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computer science, software engineering, engineering education, engineering didactic, computing in school
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Higher Education
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Informatics in Schools. Curricula, Competences, and Competitions /Lecture Notes in Computer Science and General Issues
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Brodnik, Andrzej; Vahrenhold, Jan; and
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9378
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13 pages
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Springer
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8th International Conference on Informatics in Schools: Situation, Evolution, and Perspectives
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0302-9743
1611-3349
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978-3-319-25395-4
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10.1007/978-3-319-25396-1_11
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English
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  author       = {Heintz, Fredrik and Mannila, Linda and Nygårds, Karin and Parnes, Parnes and Regnell, Björn},
  booktitle    = {Informatics in Schools. Curricula, Competences, and Competitions /Lecture Notes in Computer Science and General Issues},
  editor       = {Brodnik, Andrzej and Vahrenhold, Jan},
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  keyword      = {computer science,software engineering,engineering education,engineering didactic,computing in school},
  language     = {eng},
  pages        = {118--130},
  publisher    = {Springer},
  title        = {Computing at School in Sweden - Experiences from Introducing Computer Science within Existing Subjects},
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  volume       = {9378},
  year         = {2015},
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