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Theoretical Computer Science and General Issues

Informatics Education - Supporting Computational Thinking

Third International Conference on Informatics in Secondary Schools - Evolution and Perspectives, ISSEP 2008 Torun Poland, July 1-4, 2008 Proceedings

Editors: Mittermeir, Roland, Syslo, Maciej M. (Eds.)

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Informatics Education – Supporting Computational Thinking contains papers presented at the Third International Conference on Informatics in Secondary Schools – Evolution and Perspective, ISSEP 2008, held in July 2008 in Torun, Poland. As with the proceedings of the two previous ISSEP conferences (2005 in Klag- furt, Austria, and 2006 in Vilnius, Lithuania), the papers presented in this volume address issues of informatics education transcending national boundaries and, the- fore, transcending differences in the various national legislation and organization of the educational system. Observing these issues, one might notice a trend. The p- ceedings of the First ISSEP were termed From Computer Literacy to Informatics F- damentals [1]. There, broad room was given to general education in ICT. The ECDL, the European Computer Driving License, propagated since the late 1990s, had pe- trated school at this time already on a broad scale and teachers, parents, as well as pupils were rather happy with this situation. Teachers had material that had a clear scope, was relatively easy to teach, and especially easy to examine. Parents had the assurance that their children learn “modern and relevant stuff,” and for kids the c- puter was sufficiently modern so that anything that had to do with computers was c- sidered to be attractive. Moreover, the difficulties of programming marking the early days of informatics education in school seemed no longer relevant. Some colleagues had a more distant vision though.

Table of contents (32 chapters)

  • The Challenging Face of Informatics Education in Poland

    Sysło, Maciej M. (et al.)

    Pages 1-18

  • Bebras International Contest on Informatics and Computer Literacy: Criteria for Good Tasks

    Dagienė, Valentina (et al.)

    Pages 19-30

  • From Top Coders to Top IT Professionals

    Diks, Krzysztof (et al.)

    Pages 31-40

  • Integrating Mathematical Analysis of Sensors and Motion in a Mobile Robotics Course

    Rhine, Don (et al.)

    Pages 41-52

  • Visualization of Program Behaviors: Physical Robots Versus Robot Simulators

    Wu, Cheng-Chih (et al.)

    Pages 53-62

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Informatics Education - Supporting Computational Thinking
Book Subtitle
Third International Conference on Informatics in Secondary Schools - Evolution and Perspectives, ISSEP 2008 Torun Poland, July 1-4, 2008 Proceedings
Editors
  • Roland Mittermeir
  • Maciej M. Syslo
Series Title
Theoretical Computer Science and General Issues
Series Volume
5090
Copyright
2008
Publisher
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
eBook ISBN
978-3-540-69924-8
DOI
10.1007/978-3-540-69924-8
Softcover ISBN
978-3-540-69923-1
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XV, 357
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