The launch meeting of the project is held at ECNU.
IT professionals and professors of China’s leading high-tech companies and universities will contribute its resources and knowledge to the latest compilation of IT-based textbooks set for senior high school students in Shanghai.
The launch meeting of the project was held on March 25 at ECNU’s Zhongbei campus where attendees exchanged views on the upcoming IT textbooks.
With an emphasis on senior high school students in Shanghai, enlarging the city’s pool of scientific talents, and implementation of the newly revised IT curricula standards, the meeting focused on the overall national direction of IT and education in China.
Attendees exchanged views on the upcoming IT textbooks.
Jia Wei, vice director of the Shanghai Municipal Education Committee, and Zhang Minsheng, vice chairman of the Chinese Society of Education, both delivered speeches centered on national requirements and educational reform.
Jia stressed the textbook must fit in the requirements for national educational reform proposed at the 19th National Congress of the Communist Party of China, while Zhang put forward his advice on the textbook in the areas of computational thinking, program language and curriculum integration.
Ren Youqun, executive deputy chairman of the University Council & vice president of ECNU chaired the meeting. He also takes charge of the national IT curricula standards and IT textbooks compilation at the senior high school level.
Prof. Chen Guoliang, an academician of the Chinese Academy of Sciences, will head the advisory group of the Shanghai textbook project, while Zhang Huahua, a Distinguished Professor of Zijiang, will be in charge of the evaluation reform group.
“Focusing on Digital Competence” is launched at the meeting.
Compiling members will include computer science professors from renowned domestic universities such as Peking University, Tsinghua University, Beihang University, Zhejiang University, Shanghai Jiaotong University, Nanjing University, Beijing Normal University, Capital Normal University and ECNU.
In addition, directors from IT giants such as iFLYTEK, Tencent, Baidu and Alibaba, are said to be involved in the project among front-line IT curriculum researchers and teachers.
The launch of a new book compiled by Shanghai Humanities and Social Sciences Key Research Base and Shanghai Information Science Education Research Base was also announced at the meeting. It is called “Focusing on Digital Competence -- Research and Outlook on Shanghai IT Education Under the Background of Shanghai Aiming to Build a Scientific Innovation Hub”.