Transforming computing science education to confront global industry skills gap

With computing science in schools and universities suffering from an international education crisis, our research has driven the development of new school curriculum across the UK.

The learning and teaching materials developed at Glasgow rethink the way computing science is taught, with over 10,000 pupils taking part in workshops in Scotland and 1,600 teachers in 20 countries using the materials.

In the US, this research has attracted 20 high schools and 2,000 university students into programmes demonstrating new methods in teaching computational thinking.

Professor Quintin Cutts has also contributed to the Scottish Qualifications Authority’s assessments for the new Scottish curriculum, consulting on assessment techniques and nationwide Computing Science exam papers.

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