Theoretical Computer Science and General Issues

Informatics Education - The Bridge between Using and Understanding Computers

International Conference on Informatics in Secondary Schools - Evolution and Perspectives, ISSEP 2006, Vilnius, Lithuania, November 7-11, 2006, Proceedings

Editors: Mittermeir, Roland (Ed.)

Buy this book

eBook $84.99
price for USA in USD (gross)
  • ISBN 978-3-540-48227-7
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: PDF
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Softcover $109.00
price for USA in USD
  • ISBN 978-3-540-48218-5
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
About this book

Although the school system is subject to specific national regulations, didactical issues warrant discussion on an international level. This applies specifically to informatics didactics. In contrast to most other scientific disciplines, informatics undergoes substantial technical and scientific changes and shifts of paradigms even at the basic level taught in secondary school. Moreover, informatics education is under more stringent observation from parents, potential employers, and policy makers than other disciplines. It is considered to be a modern discipline. Hence, being well-educated in informatics seemingly ensures good job perspectives. Further, policy makers pay attention to informatics education, hoping that a young population well-educated in this modern technology will contribute to the future wealth of the nation. But are such high aspirations justified? What should school aim at in order to live up to such expectations? ISSEP 2005, the 1st International Conference on Informatics in Secondary Schools – Evolution and Perspectives already showed that informatics teachers have to bridge a wide gap [1, 2]. On one hand, they have to show the inherent properties that informatics (or computer science) can contribute to general education. On the other hand, they are to make pupils computer literate. Under the constraint of limited time available for instruction, these different educational aims come into conflict. Computer-supported teaching or eLearning is to be considered distinct from informatics education. However, in many countries, informatics teachers still have to support the eTeaching activities of their colleagues.

Table of contents (29 chapters)

  • Evolution of the Cultural-Based Paradigm for Informatics Education in Secondary Schools – Two Decades of Lithuanian Experience

    Dagienė, Valentina (et al.)

    Pages 1-12

  • Discovering Informatics Fundamentals Through Interactive Interfaces for Learning

    Kalas, Ivan

    Pages 13-24

  • Contributing to General Education by Teaching Informatics

    Hromkovič, Juraj

    Pages 25-37

  • Bridging the Gap Between School Computing and the “Real World”

    Yehezkel, Cecile (et al.)

    Pages 38-47

  • Programming Versus Application

    Szlávi, Péter (et al.)

    Pages 48-58

Buy this book

eBook $84.99
price for USA in USD (gross)
  • ISBN 978-3-540-48227-7
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: PDF
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Softcover $109.00
price for USA in USD
  • ISBN 978-3-540-48218-5
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Loading...

Recommended for you

Loading...

Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Informatics Education - The Bridge between Using and Understanding Computers
Book Subtitle
International Conference on Informatics in Secondary Schools - Evolution and Perspectives, ISSEP 2006, Vilnius, Lithuania, November 7-11, 2006, Proceedings
Editors
  • Roland Mittermeir
Series Title
Theoretical Computer Science and General Issues
Series Volume
4226
Copyright
2006
Publisher
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
eBook ISBN
978-3-540-48227-7
DOI
10.1007/11915355
Softcover ISBN
978-3-540-48218-5
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVIII, 322
Topics