Security in school education
Center of Computer Science Education (ABZ) of ETH Zurich was founded with the goal to introduce computer science as a subject into school education. The main activities of ABZ are the following:
- Developing textbooks and online platforms for teaching CS on all levels of schools and testing them in school
- Teacher training
- Teaching CS as a school project
- Popularization of Computer Science in the whole society
- Publicity and political work
- Supporting pupils for different CS competitions (Olympiad in Informatics, Informatics Beaver, ACM Programming Contests)
The main achievement is establishing “informatics” as a mandatory subject in Lehrplan 21 for obligatory schools as a result of long-term projects in more than 100 schools and more than 400 appearances in the media.
The contribution to teaching “Security” up to now:
- Textbook “Einführung in die Kryptologie”
- Many school projects on this topic
- Several courses for teachers for teaching cryptology
- Popularization of topics related to security in the framework of “Open University: Seven Miracles of Informatics”
- Fixing “security” as one of the main topics in teacher education at ETH
The main goals of this project
- To develop further teaching sequences related to the topic “security” with special focus on primary schools and middle schools, and to integrate them into the Swiss educational system.
- To develop and offer training for teachers at all levels of school.
- To cooperate with ZISC in developing online platforms for teaching security.
- To bring the topic “security” into the competitions for pupils.
- To popularize of the topic “Security” in society.
The ZISC center is proud to support this project!