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Acknowledgements The project team wishes to acknowledge the support of Becta (the British Educational Communications and Technology Agency) for initiating and funding this project on behalf of the Department for Education and Skills (DfES), and the ongoing advice, encouragement and support which we have received, in particular from Malcolm Hunt, The team(More)
We report time-resolved mid-IR kinetics for the ultrafast acid-base reaction between photoexcited 8-hydroxypyrene-1,3,6-trisulfonic acid trisodium salt (HPTS), and acetate at three concentrations (0.5, 1.0, and 2.0 M) and three temperatures (5, 30, and 65 degrees C) in liquid D(2)O. The observed proton-transfer kinetics agree quantitatively, over all times(More)
Adding computer science as a separate school subject to the core K-6 curriculum is a complex issue with educational challenges. The authors herein address two of these challenges: (1) the design of the curriculum based on a generic computational thinking framework, and (2) the knowledge teachers need to teach the curriculum. The first issue is discussed(More)
Computer science has been a discipline for some years, and its position in the school curriculum has been contested differently in several countries. This paper looks at its role in three countries to illustrate these differences. A reconsideration of computer science as a separate subject both in primary and secondary education is suggested. At EDUsummIT(More)