From Computer Literacy to Informatics Fundamentals [electronic resource] : International Conference on Informatics in Secondary Schools – Evolution and Perspectives, ISSEP 2005, Klagenfurt, Austria, March 30 - April 1, 2005, Proceeedings / edited by Roland T. Mittermeir.Material type: TextLanguage: English Series: Lecture Notes in Computer Science: 3422Publisher: Berlin, Heidelberg : Springer Berlin Heidelberg, 2005Description: X, 203 p. Also available online. online resourceContent type: text Media type: computer Carrier type: online resourceISBN: 9783540319580Subject(s): Computer science | Education | Computer Science | Computers and Education | Computers and Society | Personal ComputingAdditional physical formats: Printed edition:: No titleDDC classification: 374.26 LOC classification: LB1028.43-1028.75Online resources: Click here to access online
Years of Informatic in Austrian Secondary Schools -- Incorporation of Informatics in Austrian Education: The Project “Computer-Education-Society” in the School Year 1984/85 -- 20 Years of Computers and Informatics in Austria’s Secondary Academic Schools -- Informatics Education at Vocational Schools and Colleges in Austria -- National Perspectives -- The Transition from School to University: Would Prior Study of Computing Help? -- Informatics and ICT in Polish Education System -- Teaching Information Technology in General Education: Challenges and Perspectives -- Educational Standards in School Informatics in Austria -- Russian Educational Standards of Informatics and Informatics Technologies (ICT): Aims, Content, Perspectives -- The Present-Day Tendencies of Teaching Informatics in Ukraine -- Study of Information Search Systems of the Internet -- Fundamentals Versus ICT -- Why Teach Introductory Computer Science? Reconciling Diverse Goals and Expectations -- Teaching: People to People – About People A Plea for the Historic and Human View -- Preparatory Knowledge: Propaedeutic in Informatics -- A Pragmatic Approach to Spreadsheet Training Based Upon the “Projection–Screen” Model -- A Strategy to Introduce Functional Data Modeling at School Informatics -- Informatic Models in Vocational Training for Teaching Standard Software -- Evolving Boxes as Flexible Tools for Teaching High-School Students Declarative and Procedural Aspects of Logic Programming -- The Role of ICT and Informatics in Austria’s Secondary Academic Schools -- Informatics Versus Information Technology – How Much Informatics Is Needed to Use Information Technology – A School Perspective -- Standard Software as Microworld? -- The Future Is Mobile – Education Meets Mobile Communication.
Twenty years ago, informatics was introduced as a compulsory subject in A- trian secondary schools. During this period informatics has experienced drastic evolutions and even some shifts of paradigms. This applies to an even larger extent to the didactics of informatics. ISSEP-InformaticsinSecondarySchools,EvolutionandPerspectives-takes stock of how the developments in the ?eld are re?ected in school throughout Europe. Teachersofinformaticsatsecondaryschoolsaswellaseducatorsofsuch teachers propose innovative methods of instruction, discuss the scope of overall informaticsinstruction,anddiscusshowinnovativeconceptscanbedisseminated to students in education as well as to active informatics teachers. Duetothepenetrationofinformationtechnologyintosocietyatlargeandinto schools in particular, the relationship between informatics and education leading togeneralcomputerliteracyortotheuseofIT-basedapproachesinconventional subjects, e-learning in school, is an evident focus of many contributions. According to the broad scope of the conference its proceedings are split into two volumes. This volume, From Computer Literacy to Informatics Fundam- tals, covers papers reporting on national strategies of informatics instruction and their evolution in accordance with the penetration of information proce- ing equipment in our daily life. In one way or another, these strategies strive to accommodate the needs of basic skills in information and communication te- nology (ICT) with educational principles that can be conveyed by informatics instruction in a traditional sense. Hence, the papers on national strategies are complementedintwoways:?rstly,bycontributionsthatstrivetoidentifyfun- mental issues, informatics can contribute to the general education process of the youth; and, secondly, by papers presenting approaches on how to link or even to combine instruction about such informatics fundamentals with the need to introduce pupils to the productive use of ICT.