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Nagyová, Ingrid – Informatics in Education, 2018
The paper focuses on the parallels, which are rooted in the simultaneous development of mathematics and informatics. Both mathematics and informatics are based on problem-solving. However, the approaches to determining problems, solution techniques and interpretation of results are different. The paper shows different approaches of mathematics and…
Descriptors: Information Science, Mathematics, Problem Solving, Constructivism (Learning)
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Izu, Cruz; Mirolo, Claudio; Settle, Amber; Mannila, Linda; Stupuriene, Gabriele – Informatics in Education, 2017
Although there is no universal agreement that students should learn programming, many countries have reached a consensus on the need to expose K-12 students to Computational Thinking (CT). When, what and how to teach CT in schools are open questions and we attempt to address them by examining how well students around the world solved problems in…
Descriptors: Computation, Thinking Skills, Elementary Secondary Education, Performance
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Dagiene, Valentina; Stupuriene, Gabriele – Informatics in Education, 2016
As an international informatics contest, or challenge, Bebras has started the second decade of its existence. The contest attracts more and more countries every year, recently there have been over 40 participating countries. From a single contest-focused annual event Bebras developed to a multifunctional challenge and an activities-based…
Descriptors: Information Science, Computation, Competition, Models
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Deng, Jeremiah D.; Purvis, Martin K. – Informatics in Education, 2015
Service modelling has become an increasingly important area in today's telecommunications and information systems practice. We have adapted a Network Design course in order to teach service modelling to a mixed class of both the telecommunication engineering and information systems backgrounds. An integrated approach engaging mathematics teaching…
Descriptors: Telecommunications, Networks, Information Systems, Interdisciplinary Approach
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Yang, Sojung; Park, Seongbin – Informatics in Education, 2014
There are many important issues in informatics and many agree that algorithms and programming are most important issues that need to be included in informatics education (Dagiene and Jevsikova, 2012). In this paper, we propose how some of these issues can be easily taught using the notion of a formal system which consists of axioms and inference…
Descriptors: Information Science, Teaching Methods, Inferences, Validity
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Záhorec, Ján; Hašková, Alena; Munk, Michal – Informatics in Education, 2012
The paper presents the results of an international research on a comparative assessment of the current status of computer science education at the secondary level (ISCED 3A) in Slovakia, the Czech Republic, and Belgium. Evaluation was carried out based on 14 specific factors gauging the students' point of view. The authors present qualitative…
Descriptors: Computer Science Education, Qualitative Research, Information Science, Course Content
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Vitinš, Maris; Rasnacs, Oskars – Informatics in Education, 2012
Information and communications technologies today are used in virtually any university course when students prepare their papers. ICT is also needed after people are graduated from university and enter the job market. This author is an instructor in the field of informatics related to health care and social sciences at the Riga Stradins…
Descriptors: Educational Technology, Assignments, Information Science, Data Processing
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Saeli, Mara; Perrenet, Jacob; Jochems, Wim M. G.; Zwaneveld, Bert – Informatics in Education, 2012
In this article we report about a study to assess Dutch teachers' Pedagogical Content Knowledge (PCK), with special focus on programming as a topic in secondary school Informatics education. For this research, we developed an online research instrument: the Online Teacher PCK Analyser (OTPA). The results show that Dutch teachers' PCK scores…
Descriptors: Programming, Pedagogical Content Knowledge, Secondary School Science, Secondary School Teachers
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Skupiene, Jurate – Informatics in Education, 2011
The Lithuanian Informatics Olympiad is a problem solving contest for high school students. The work of each contestant is evaluated in terms of several criteria, where each criterion is measured according to its own scale (but the same scale for each contestant). Several jury members are involved in the evaluation. This paper analyses the problem…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Scoring, Computation, Competition
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Skupiene, Jurate – Informatics in Education, 2010
The Lithuanian Informatics Olympiads (LitIO) is a problem solving programming contest for students in secondary education. The work of the student to be evaluated is an algorithm designed by the student and implemented as a working program. The current evaluation process involves both automated (for correctness and performance of programs with the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Information Science, Programming, Problem Solving
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van Bilsen, Arthur; Bekebrede, Geertje; Mayer, Igor – Informatics in Education, 2010
While educators teach their students about decision making in complex environments, managers have to deal with the complexity of large projects on a daily basis. To make better decisions it is assumed, that the latter would benefit from better understanding of complex phenomena, as do students as the professionals of the future. The goal of this…
Descriptors: Decision Making, Computer Games, Computer Simulation, College Students
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Steer, Christoph; Hubwieser, Peter – Informatics in Education, 2010
Each of the 16 federal states of Germany has its own school system and also its own policy to integrate informatics, computer science or ICT into this system. Till present there aren't any tests of students' knowledge on a nation-wide level. Therefore nation-wide or international contests currently offer the only opportunities to compare the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Information Science, Computer Science Education, Knowledge Level
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Grigorova, Katalina; Hristova, Plamenka – Informatics in Education, 2010
The authors underline their opinion that it is preferable to organise the extracurricular education on city level instead of forming autonomous school groups. Putting together students from different schools forces them to share their knowledge and programming techniques. All this helps them get familiar with new practices and experience and…
Descriptors: Information Science, Programming, Extracurricular Activities, Academically Gifted