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Computer Science Education Hubs: For K-12 Students

Lecture in Korean.

Computer Science Education Hubs: For K-12 Students

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Dahee Chung, National IT Industry Promotion Agency (NIPA)


Wednesday, February 24, 2021
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Research shows that computer science (CS) education provides skills beyond computing. It helps students improve their abilities to understand real problem solving, analysis, and solution formation, which are essential skills for innovation. Learning CS is important not only because we need to reorient kids for a world where technology is omnipresent but also to instill them with more fundamental problem solving skills. As these skills are critical in our ever-changing society, CS education can significantly enhance preparation for children’s futures.

CS education is expanding around the world as more people begin to understand its importance. Yet, most countries’ education systems have been slow to implement it due to a lack of proper infrastructure and teaching resources. Few countries are able to provide adequate CS education and qualified instructors. What’s more, studies have shown that there are apparent racial and gender disparities and inequities in this field. All students have the right to access the particular resources they need to succeed, so it is a necessary issue to encourage equitable environments for computer science education. In this talk, Ms. Dahee Chung will introduce a Korean government project for equitable computer science education and provide some websites that are helpful and beneficial for students and their parents.

* If you are interested in attending this talk, please email the Center (koreanstudies@international.ucla.edu) for a Zoom invitation.

 

 


koreanstudies@international.ucla.edu

Sponsor(s): Center for Korean Studies

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