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Evaluation of Learning Informatics in Primary Education

Views of Teachers and Students
  • Johannes Magenheim
  • Kathrin Müller
  • Carsten Schulte
  • Nadine Bergner
  • Kathrin Haselmeier
  • Ludger Humbert
  • Dorothee Müller
  • Ulrik Schroeder
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 11169)

Abstract

How does learning about informatics in primary education unfold in the eyes of teachers and their students? We report on the evaluation results from a distributed project in Germany (North Rhine-Westphalia) and some implications of these findings for future improvements. Three modules for informatics in primary education and a corresponding concept for teacher training were developed collaboratively by researchers and practitioners. The project was assessed with methods of formative and summative evaluation. The first results indicate that teaching and learning of informatics in primary education are possible. It is regarded overall as rewarding and exciting, but it was difficult for primary school students and teachers as well to discern the bigger picture of informatics education and thus to relate the topics taught and learned to everyday experiences.

Keywords

Informatics education Teacher training Primary education 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Johannes Magenheim
    • 1
  • Kathrin Müller
    • 1
  • Carsten Schulte
    • 1
  • Nadine Bergner
    • 2
  • Kathrin Haselmeier
    • 3
  • Ludger Humbert
    • 3
  • Dorothee Müller
    • 3
  • Ulrik Schroeder
    • 2
  1. 1.University of PaderbornPaderbornGermany
  2. 2.RWTH Aachen UniversityAachenGermany
  3. 3.University of WuppertalWuppertalGermany

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