A holistic review of school systems for accommodating changes incurred in the digital era: Is it a must?

Siu Cheung KONG, Tak-Wai CHAN, Chee Kit LOOI, Gautam BISWAS, Nian-Shing CHEN

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Abstract

There is a number of emerging educational needs planned to be integrated into school curriculum. Computational thinking education, an important trend in school education in the 21st century, is one of these educational needs advocated to be integrated into school curriculum. The integration of all these educational trends into school curriculum at a time may have two problems, although it seems to address the concerns of all relevant stakeholder groups. The first problem is a lack of sufficient curriculum time to incorporate all newly added curriculum elements. The second problem is a lack of coherence in implementing the initiatives as there are so many stakeholders involved in such integration and there are so many concerns about the curriculum. To respond to the accommodation of all changes incurred in the emergence of digitalization in every aspect of daily life, there is a need to make a holistic review of the existing school systems for well-planned changes related to the school buildings, school structure, school curriculum and pedagogy. This panel aims to discuss critical issues for the need of making a holistic review of the existing school systems to accommodate the need of such changes incurred in the digitization in every aspect of the daily life in the digital era and how to transform. Copyright © 2017 Asia-Pacific Society for Computers in Education.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 25th International Conference on Computers in Education. New Zealand: Asia-Pacific Society for Computers in Education
EditorsWenli CHEN, Jie-Chi YANG, Ahmad Fauzi MOHD AYUB, Su Luan WONG, Antonija MITROVIC
Place of PublicationTaoyuan City
PublisherAsia-Pacific Society for Computers in Education
Pagesi-42-i-44
ISBN (Print)9789869401265
Publication statusPublished - 2017

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Citation

Kong, S. C., Chan, T.-W., Looi, C. K., Biswas, G., & Chen, N.-S. (2017). A holistic review of school systems for accommodating changes incurred in the digital era: Is it a must? In W. Chen, J.-C. Yang, A. F. Mohd Ayub, S. L. Wong, & A. Mitrovic (Eds.), Proceedings of the 25th International Conference on Computers in Education. New Zealand: Asia-Pacific Society for Computers in Education (pp. i-42-i-44). Taoyuan City: Asia-Pacific Society for Computers in Education.

Keywords

  • Changes
  • Comprehensive holistic review
  • Computational thinking education
  • Digital era
  • School curriculum