Games development to be taught in Scottish schools

By Patrick Garratt, Monday, 14 April 2008 11:43 GMT

MCV writes that a new subject, ‘Games Development’, will added to compulsory school lesson content in Scotland.

As part of its new national curriculum, dubbed “The Curriculum of Excellence”, Scottish schoolchildren will learn the basics of videogame design.

Maureen Watt, Minister for Schools and Skills, said: “There is huge confidence that Scotland will continue to play an important part in the future of video games and interactive entertainment and we are focusing on establishing firm foundations for lifelong learning and, for some, specialised study and careers.

“The pace of change in the world means that we should be equipping young people with the skills to embrace and use all the tools of modern life.”

Oh, to be a kid again.

By Mike Bowden

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