Some U.K. students learn to write software programs

09/18/2011 | Register (U.K.), The

In the United Kingdom, about 100 students are testing a new curriculum in which they write their own computer software programs. The curriculum could be offered throughout the U.K. if the trial is successful. "[It] will transform the IT curriculum away from computer literacy, which we believe many young people can do earlier, towards instead how they develop software and computational principles; how they can create their own programs," Science Minister David Willetts said.

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