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Katai, Zoltan; Toth, Laszlo; Adorjani, Alpar Karoly – Informatics in Education, 2014
A recent report by the joint Informatics Europe & ACM Europe Working Group on Informatics Education emphasizes that: (1) computational thinking is an important ability that all people should possess; (2) informatics-based concepts, abilities and skills are teachable, and must be included in the primary and particularly in the secondary school…
Descriptors: Information Science, Multisensory Learning, Computer Software, Educational Technology
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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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Rinderknecht, Christian – Informatics in Education, 2011
When first introduced to the analysis of algorithms, students are taught how to assess the best and worst cases, whereas the mean and amortized costs are considered advanced topics, usually saved for graduates. When presenting the latter, aggregate analysis is explained first because it is the most intuitive kind of amortized analysis, often…
Descriptors: Computation, Computer Software, Undergraduate Study, Teaching Methods
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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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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