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Technology and Computer Science need to become part of Irelands school curriculum

Computer ScienceA recent report published by Trinity College Dublin found that the structures in the Irish education system “act as significant barriers” to the implementation of STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) and CS (computer-science) learning.

Reading, writing and arithmetic have generally been considered the main stays of education. But as our society and the global economy continue to drive toward the digital, it is clear that we must now add new core topics to the national curriculum. These include Science, Technology, Engineering, Math and Computer Science (STEM/CS).

The report states that there are very strong employment opportunities in Computer Science and Information & Communication Technology (ICT) in Ireland, with graduates in those areas reporting high levels of employment and pay.

My personal experience has been that it is never too early to start learning Computer Science topics such as computer programming, web development and electronics, which kids as young as 6 and 7 can now access in a fun and engaging way.

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The report, Trinity Access 21 is available here.

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