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Teaching Theoretical Informatics to Secondary School Informatics Teachers

  • Daniela Bezáková
  • Michal Winczer
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 7013)

Abstract

This paper describes an exploration and discovery-based introduction of theoretical informatics for (a) pre-service teachers of informatics and (b) inservice teachers of informatics who lack the qualification. It was taught at Comenius University in Bratislava, Slovakia. It shows how this particular approach allowed us to teach fundamental concepts of theoretical informatics in an engaging yet scientifically sound manner to students with a limited mathematical background. A short participant evaluation of this approach, based on questionnaires and interviews, is presented.

Keywords

pre-service and in-service teachers of informatics introduction to theoretical informatics 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Daniela Bezáková
    • 1
  • Michal Winczer
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Informatics Education, Faculty of Mathematics, Physics and InformaticsComenius UniversityMlynská DolinaSlovakia

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