Computing for primary schools

in News · 20-07-2019 14:00:00 · 0 Comments
Computing for primary schools

The Portuguese Socialist Party (PS) wants computing featured on the primary education curriculum.

The digital society chapter in the proposed PS electoral programme includes bringing computing onto the curriculum for primary school children and the creation of a social tariff for internet access.

In the area of social policies for the transition to a digital society, the PS wants "to ensure that the population as a whole has access to internet services, which should be a universal and economically accessible right, eliminating situations of discrimination in regard to the access to and use of online public services".

The PS will, therefore, create a social tariff for access to Internet services, which will allow more widespread use of this resource," the document said.

In terms of education, the PS electoral programme highlights the aim of "ensuring the teaching of computing, from primary school", a measure that the PS said, aims at "digital literacy and ethics based on the field of computer science and supported in practice by programming, information systems and electronics".

Launching a comprehensive digitisation programme for schools and focusing on the digitisation of school textbooks and other educational tools are further measures set out in the document.


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