Informatics for All
The ACM Europe Council, Informatics Europe and the Council of European Professional Informatics Societies (CEPIS) have launched an initiative whose main purpose is to give due recognition to Informatics as an essential foundational discipline for education in the twenty-first century.
Informatics for All Members Emphasize Need for Informatics Education at Digital Education Action Plan Closing Event
Informatics for All steering committee members Enrico Nardelli (President of Informatics Europe) and Austeja Trinkunaite (Secretary General of CEPIS) participated in the 9 September closing event of public consultation on renewing the European Commission's Digital Education Action Plan (DEAP), which seeks to support the use of technology in education and the development of digital competences in European Union countries. They cited the Informatics for All position paper that came out of their March workshop focused on DEAP.
View a recording of the reports from public sessions that were livestreamed.
The Informatics for All coalition recently released their Informatics Reference Framework for School. The new report advances informatics as a fundamental discipline for the 21st century, while also indicating how informatics may become a driver for renewal and innovation of other disciplines. The Framework is designed to help schools develop their informatics curricula and includes a set of core topic areas with their associated practices that all students are expected to be competent in by the end of their upper secondary education (age 18 years). Read the news release.
Informatics for All Committee Members
- Dame Wendy Hall, Chair
Members from ACM Europe Council
- Judith Gal-Ezer, Open University of Israel
- Andrew McGettrick, University of Strathclyde, UK
Members from Informatics Europe
- Michael Caspersen, Aarhus University, Denmark
- Enrico Nardelli, University of Rome Tor Vergata, Italy
Members from CEPIS
- Gerald Futschek, CEPIS Representative
- Ulrik Lorck, CEPIS Representative
- Austeja Trinkunaite, CEPIS HQ Liaison
ACM HQ Liaison
- Pat Ryan