OLYMPIADS IN INFORMATICS, 2017, Vol. 11, pp. 143 - 150
© IOI, Vilnius University

ISSN 1822-7732

DOI: 10.15388/ioi.2017.11

Informatics and Programming Education at Primary and Secondary Schools in Japan

Susumu KANEMUNE1, Shizuka SHIRAI2, Seiichi TANI3

1Department of Electro-Mechanical Engineering, Osaka Electro-Communication University
2Department of Human Environmental Sciences, Mukogawa Women’s University
3Department of Information Science, Nihon University
e-mail: kanemune@gmail.com, shirai@mukogawa-u.ac.jp, tani.seiichi@nihon-u.ac.jp


In this paper, we introduce the present situation of informatics and programming education at primary and secondary schools in Japan. Furthermore, we also explain post-2020 new informatics education. Previously, the importance of informatics education has not been recognized in Japan. However, with this educational reform, it is expected to start to change the attitude toward informatics education. In the New Course of Study, all elementary school students will experience programming and all high school students will learn informatics.


informatics education, programming education, information study.

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