School of Education Hosts Regional Focus Group on Computer Science Specification

Wednesday, 4 October 2017

The School of Education at NUI Galway recently hosted a regional Focus Group on the new Senior Cycle Computer Science curriculum.

The Department of Education are compiling feedback on the Computer Science draft specification and our Regional Focus Group forms an integral part of the consultation process.

Attended by Post Primary principals, teachers, academic staff from NUI Galway and representatives from the National Council for Curriculum and Assessment (NCCA), the feedback and discussion generated was positive and worthwhile.

The expertise in our School in technology enhanced learning, computing, combined with education is unique and the ideas generated last week will be key in defining the Computer Science Leaving Certificate curriculum.

Computer Science is due to be a Senior Cycle subject in a number of pilot schools in September 2018.

Keywords: Education.

Author: Jim Lenaghan, NUI Galway
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