Digital Leaders Scotland
I attended a Digital Leaders salon at Glasgow University last week. These are free monthly events that anyone interested in digital can attend.
The speakers were Kate Farrell, a former Computing Science teacher who is now Education Manager for Scotland, Computing at School. Kate talked about teaching and training Computing Science teachers, and a 6th year pupil from Williamwood High School related her personal experience of the delivery of IT at her own school.
There followed a good-natured and respectful discussion of some differing viewpoints on the many issues around Computing Science in schools, young people’s general perception of it as a subject and some suggestions on how to improve its image and delivery, particularly in relation to the opportunities for those with technology skills and the many lucrative careers available for software developers and programmers.
If you’re interested in finding out more about Digital Leaders events in Scotland visit http://digitalleaders.co.uk/dl-local/scotland/