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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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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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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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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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Bakoev, Valentin P. – Informatics in Education, 2010
The topic "Recurrence relations" and its place in teaching students of Informatics is discussed in this paper. We represent many arguments about the importance, the necessity and the benefit of studying this subject by Informatics students. They are based on investigation of some fundamental books and textbooks on Discrete Mathematics,…
Descriptors: Information Science, Teaching Methods, Textbooks, Problem Solving
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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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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