What are we? Chopped liver? CS left out of National Academy STEM standards
A committee from the National Academies has released a new draft set of science education standards, the first in over 10 years. While there is discussion in the draft about the use of computers for modeling and simulation, and the definition of “science” is broad enough to include “Engineering design,” the phrase “computer science” doesn’t appear anywhere in the standards. Science students don’t really need to know anything about computation.
Comments are sought. I think we should ask them how they can include “technology” but leave out all of computer science, an entire discipline of science and technology.
A panel of the U.S. National Academies today released its initial description of what U.S. elementary and high school students should learn in science. The goal of the conceptual framework for science education standards (pdf of draft) is to “identify and articulate the core ideas in science in the disciplines of life sciences, physical sciences, earth and space sciences, and engineering and technology, cross cutting ideas and scientific practices.”