Coding the future – is computer programming a 21st century literacy?

Coding the future – is computer programming a 21st century literacy?



A TES roundtable discussion sponsored by OCR


The new computing curriculum must focus firmly on careers and coding; it must not become another "dry science" that is evaluated by a test at the end of the academic year.
That was the consensus of a roundtable discussion, filmed live on 2 July 2013 at Google Campus in London's Tech City.
You can watch the discussion in full on the TES website, or read about it here.



About the panel:


Chair:

Michael Shaw – deputy editor, TES

Participants:

Clive Beale – educational development director, Raspberry Pi

Miles Berry – senior lecturer for ICT Education, University of Roehampton

Phill Bryant – qualifications group manager, OCR

Mark Dorling – teacher, Langley Grammar School, and national CPD co-ordinator for CAS

Debbie Forster – chief operating officer, CDI Apps for Good

Bob Harrison – education adviser, Toshiba

Stephen Heppell – chair in new media environments, Bournemouth University

Tom Kenyon – education programme director, Nesta

Ian Livingstone – president, Eidos

Christine Swan – director of ICT and enterprise, Stourport High School

Darren Travi – head of computing, Royal Grammar School

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