Computer Science Education – International and Future Perspectives

Computer Science Education – International and Future Perspectives

calendar_today Date: 23 June 2023 (Friday)
schedule Time: 11:00am – 11:45am
location_on Venue: C-LP-06 (STEM Innovation Hub) or Online through Zoom
record_voice_over Speaker: Dr. Cornelia CONNOLLY
Associate Professor, School of Education,
College of Arts, Social Sciences & Celtic Studies,
University of Galway, Ireland
class Moderator: Professor KONG Siu-Cheung
Research Chair Professor of Department of Mathematics & Information Technology,
Director of Centre for Learning, Teaching and Technology,
The Education University of Hong Kong
person Target: All staff and students
language Language: English

Participation in this seminar can be counted towards the Certificate Course “Introduction to Teaching in Higher Education” under the theme, “Seminars/Workshops in Learning and Teaching”.


Computer Science (CS) education, along with the comprehensive knowledge and understanding of data-intensive technologies such as Artificial Intelligence (AI), are some of the digital skills highlighted in the Digital Education Action Plan 2021-2027 by the European Commission (EC). The EC emphasise the need to provide these skills to everyone from an early age as part of formal education. CS curricula are being introduced in primary and post-primary education systems throughout the world, providing young people the opportunity to move away from being passive users of computers to becoming designers, makers and developers. Coupled with this is the knowledge, ways of thinking, problem-solving and creativity involved in the diverse field of CS – skills that are invaluable in the 21st century. Thereby bringing the benefits of innovation and digital transformation to national and global economies alike.

Digital skills and a flourishing Computer Science education ecosystem are fundamental to the digital transformation of many countries. Nevertheless challenges in the rollout of Computer Science education within jurisdictions have occurred and are apparent – for schools and teacher education. This presentation will highlight context and commitment to computer science education in several jurisdictions, along with perspectives on the future of the subject.


Dr. Cornelia CONNOLLY’s bio

Cornelia is an Associate Professor at the School of Education where she leads on Computer Science Education. Cornelia’s teaching and research combines industry-inspired practices with computing and digital technologies to create engaging learning experiences, understand human learning and knowledge transfer to facilitate behavioural change in a variety of contexts