Informatics: the core and the presentation

  • Helen Geissinger
  • Peter Ho
  • Ken Robinson
Part of the IFIP Advances in Information and Communication Technology book series (IFIPAICT)


This paper puts forward a core curriculum and suggests ways to present it in support of the authors’ basic premise: that informatics should be part of every curriculum. So many daily routines in the world have become dependent on computer functions that people have a responsibility to understand how they work and take an informed interest in what they do. They also must be able to visualize computer work for the future so that they can help prepare their professions and occupations such that people will still have meaningful work in coming generations.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Helen Geissinger
    • 1
  • Peter Ho
    • 2
  • Ken Robinson
    • 3
  1. 1.Instructional Media & Design P/LBrunswick HeadsAustralia
  2. 2.School of Computer Science and Engineering University of New South WalesSydneyAustralia
  3. 3.School of Computer Science and Engineering, University of New South WalesSydneyAustralia

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