[Python-il] Python/OSS education
rani.hod at gmail.com
Fri Oct 8 20:58:59 IST 2010
> Now, the most Utopian thing would be if the Ministry of Education would
> suddenly decide that the 5-unit Bagrut in computers would consist of
> learning Python/OSS, including all the skills I mentioned above, and then
> the big universities will teach Python in their introductory programming
> courses instead of C and Java. That would be heaven, and in my opinion this
> will greatly improve Israel's tech scene in 5-10 years.
> But it would be very hard to make it happen, as the Ministry of Education
> is very conservative, and so are universities.
Update: Tel-Aviv University is having a pilot next semester (the spring one)
of teaching Introduction to Computer Science (for CS students) in Python
(rather than in Scheme, which is a variant of lisp).
I happen to be the TA in this class, so I would be happy to hear
Note that this is NOT an Introduction to Programming course. I do not expect
students to know Python's ins and outs. I'll mention documentation and
debugging, but won't go into licensing.
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