Type of Publication: Article in Collected Edition
Bridging ICT and CS - Educational Standards for Computer Science in Lower Secondary Education
- Brinda, T.; Puhlmann, H.; Schulte, C.
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- Proceedings of the 2009 ACM SIGCSE Annual Conference on Innovation and Technology in Computer Science Education (14th Annual Conference on Innovation and Technology in Computer Science Education (ITiCSE 2009), Paris)
- ACM Press
- New York
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Recently, the importance of computer science education in secondary schools has been coming more and more into focus. Students' interests and motivation to pursue a career in CS related fields are highly influenced by school. Also beliefs in the nature of CS are influenced, and necessary foundations in knowledge and skills are built. However, a major problem is the gap between information and communication technologies (ICT) and computer science (CS). Often pupils have only experiences in ICT, and therefore develop inadequate beliefs about CS. We propose educational standards for CS in lower high school in order to bridge ICT and CS.