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Technology Comprehension as a mandatory course in K9 education

Technology Comprehension as a mandatory course in K9 education

This project is a collaboration between The Danish Ministry of Education and the Center for Computational Thinking and Design at Aarhus University.

Denmark wants to introduce Technology Comprehension as a mandatory course for all Danish K9 students. Technology Comprehension combines current research on Computational Thinking, Digital Design and Design processes to actively engage students in the design and understanding of digital technology. The curriculum is developed by an expert group led by Center for Computational Thinking and Design and implemented in 50 schools for the next three years (2019-2021).

The project outcome is a full curriculum including detailed descriptions of competences, skills and knowledge related to the subject matter. The curriculum will be published on the Ministry of Education’s website and integrated into teacher training programs.

Project domain of research

Public schools

Funding Partner

The Danish Ministry of Education

Research Areas

Design processes, computational thinking, computational empowerment, K9 education.

Contact project lead

Ole Sejer Iversen

Professor School of Communication and Culture - Information Science

Michael E. Caspersen

Managing Director It-vest - networking universities