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Outreach for schools and community

08 September 2023

UC is well known for our Computer Science education resources for teaching computer science to school students in a variety of cultures and contexts around the world. Our CS Unplugged and CS Field Guide are part of our Computer Science outreach for schools. Learn more.


Ngai Tahu rangitahi combined with students from the University of Delaware in February for a workshop on computer science and programming to explore cultural transmission.


The University of Canterbury has built an enviable reputation for producing Computer Science education resources. In particular: CS Unplugged and CS Field Guide. These are used to teach computer science to school students in a variety of cultures and contexts around the world.

CS Unplugged is a collection of free teaching material that teaches Computer Science through engaging games and pules that use cards, string, crayons and lots of running around. CS Field Guide is an online interactive resource/textbook for high school students learning about computer science.

The Computer Science Education Research Group (CSERG) in the department has run many events to support teachers in Digital Technologies. In the past these have included CS4HS (for high school teachers), CS4PS (for primary school teachers), and CS4PD (helping teachers provide professional development for other teachers). UC CSERG continues to support Digital Technologies Teachers Aotearoa (DTTA) to support Digital Technologies teachers of all levels. 

The department contributes to the EDEM 626 and EDEM 665 postgraduate courses for school teachers; these two courses are offered in alternate years. 

 We are also involved in resource creation for schools, community groups, iwi and runanga to facilitate their own programmes. 




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