Computer Science as a school subject - seizing the opportunity

Speaker:

Dr Bill Mitchell, BCS Academy of Computing

Synopsis:

The school ICT Curriculum has come under fire in recent years especially from the IT industry itself - last August, Eric Schmidt, Chairman of Google famously said "Your IT curriculum focuses on teaching how to use software, but gives no insight into how it's made. That is just throwing away your great computing heritage". In January this year, Michael Gove, Education Secretary announced plans to change ICT lessons in schools in order to make room for Computer Science as of September 2012.

Dr Bill Mitchell, Director of the BCS Academy of Computing will be presenting the profession's view. This presentation should be of interest to industry professionals, teachers, university admissions and academic staff, school students and parents of school students planning to study ICT or Computing or anyone else with an interest in the subject.

Light refreshments will be available prior to the presentation.

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