AB professors urge province to revamp curriculum to promote digital literacy

August 30, 2018

When a group of professors petitioned the Alberta government 20 years ago to include computational skills in the province’s K-12 curriculum, they were told “there will never be coding in the curriculum,” says University of Alberta educational psychology professor Mike Carbonaro. Yet two decades later, the winds of change are strongly blowing in this direction. Carbonaro was one of a dozen professors, industry representatives, and non-profit group leaders who earlier this week implored AB Education Minister David Eggen to include foundational skills for computer coding in a revamped K-12 curriculum, which is now under development. Edmonton Journal