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Abstract

In this paper we first identify the main factors which influence the students’ attitudes to study computer science related disciplines. Then various outreach initiatives and activities implemented in Poland are described and discussed. They range from changes in the national curriculum for middle and high schools to formal and informal lectures, courses, and workshops organized by public and private institutions of tertiary education. Project Informatics +, addressed to 15 000 students from five regions, is presented in details and its outcomes after the first year of running are reviewed shortly.

Keywords

Computer Science Middle School National Curriculum Outreach Activity Informatics Education 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Maciej M. Sysło
    • 1
    • 2
    • 3
  1. 1.Faculty of Mathematics and InformaticsNicolaus Copernicus UniversityToruńPoland
  2. 2.Institute of Computer ScienceUniversity of WrocławWrocławPoland
  3. 3.Warsaw School of Computer ScienceWarsawPoland

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