The report aims to share observations, reflections and lessons learned from the visit. Taking the two schools visited as inspirational examples, this report reflects on the ways CT/programming is practiced in each school, and the position of computational thinking in the curriculum, the skills and training required for teachers involved, as well as general supporting conditions such as shared leadership in schools.
European Schoolnet' first study visit for its Ministries of Education members from across Europe took place last June in Oslo and Stockholm. The Norwegian member (the Norwegian Directorate for Education and Training) and Swedish member (Skolverket) jointly hosted this peer-learning visit. The 25 participants included policy makers, teachers, school inspectors and researchers from Austria, Ireland, Italy, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherland, Poland, Slovakia, Spain and Switzerland.
The focus of this visit was to learn from the two country examples about the purpose of teaching CT/programming, strategies to implement it and how to assess it. It was organised in these countries because as of August 2018 in Sweden, and in 2020 in Norway, CT/programming becomes a compulsory part of the national curriculum.Back