16 Apr 2015

Review of teaching of digital tech in schools

From Nine To Noon, 9:33 am on 16 April 2015

A major review is underway into how digital and computer technology is taught in schools amid concerns that the education system has failed to recognise its importance and value to the economy.

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The government has asked the Ministry of Education to undertake a review. The ministry has commissioned a group of educators, students, academics and key members of the tech industry to assess how it is taught now, and what more needs to be done.

Evan Blackman, Microsoft New Zealand's Education Sector Director; Professor Tim Bell, Canterbury University Director of Software Engineering Studies and 17-year-old student, Sebastian Hallum Clarke, who is set to study computer science and economics at Princeton and currently runs his own software company, Zibity, discuss the issue with Kathryn Ryan.