Fatma Batur

Academic Staff

Fatma Batur, StR'

+49 201 18-36722
+49 201 18-36897
Consultation Hour:
University of Duisburg-Essen, Campus Essen
Faculty of Business Administration and Economics
Computer Science Education
Schützenbahn 70
45127 Essen

Curriculum Vitae:

Professional experience



  • IMAGINS: Informatic conceptions in the context of digital media at gymnasiums in secondary education


  • Keil, L.; Batur, F.; Kramer, M.; Brinda, T.: Stereotypes of Secondary School Students Towards People in Computer Science. In: Brinda, T.; Passey, D.; Keane, T. (Ed.): Proceedings of the IFIP TC3 Open Conference on Computers in Education (OCCE 2020). Springer, Cham 2020. CitationDetails
  • Batur, F.: How Does an Educational IDE Influence Students’ Conceptions of Object-Oriented Programming? - Design of a Ph.D. Research Project to Explore Secondary School Students’ Conceptions of OOP. In: Acm (Ed.): 14th Workshop in Primary and Secondary Computing Education (WiPSCE’19), October 23–25, 2019, Glasgow, Scotland Uk. ACM Press, New York, NY, USA 2019. doi:10.1145/3361721.3362107CitationDetails

    Problems with programming or object-oriented programming (OOP) have been reported in several studies. There is still a lack of studies that explore (particularly secondary school) students’ conceptions of OOP.
    Many introductory programming classes in German secondary schools use Greenfoot or BlueJ as an Educational IDE (eIDE). Surprisingly, there are almost no studies on the effect of eIDEs on students’ conceptions of programming. This Ph.D. research project aims to find an applicable design approach to identify students’ conceptions and mental models concerning the used eIDE.

  • Batur, F.; Strobl, J.: Discipline-Specific Language Learning in a Mainstream Computer Science Classroom: Using a Genre-Based Approach. In: Acm (Ed.): 14th Workshop in Primary and Secondary Computing Education (WiPSCE’19), October 23–25, 2019, Glasgow, Scotland Uk. ACM Press, New York, NY, USA 2019. doi:10.1145/3361721.3362115CitationDetails

    In recent decades it has become apparent that discipline-specific and educational language skills required for different school-subjects can only be taught within lessons of the very subject. The specific requirements of all the different subjects cannot be taken into account in general language-lessons. These findings led to adaptions in Germany's educational policy to consider specific language requirements in many curricula of different subjects. It also led to publications of many scientific papers as well as practical and methodical material addressing integrated language and subject teaching.

    Particularly computer science (CS) has a special role compared to other sciences, because in CS students have to learn various languages: formal ones, such as modelling or programming languages, and they have to develop computing-related language-skills in writing, reading and speaking.

    Even though there are first publications about discipline-specific language learning in CS education, there is still a lack of research concerning language-sensitive CS education and CS teacher qualification. Therefore, concepts and research approaches on this topic are developed by an interdisciplinary cooperation of the Computing Education Research Group and the project "German as second language in all subjects" at the University Duisburg-Essen. This paper presents first results of our current work and gives an exemplary insight into the development of teaching material for writing descriptions of UML class diagrams using a genre-based approach.

  • Batur, F.; Bergner, N.: Grundschulkinder begeistern mit der Zauberschule Informatik. In: Thomas, M.; Weigend, M. (Ed.): Ideen und Modelle - 5. Münsteraner Workshop zur Schulinformatik. BoD, Münster 2012, p. 87-94. Full textCitationDetails
  • Thomas, M.; Batur, F.: Ist Informatik doch männlich?. In: Thomas, M.; Weigend, M. (Ed.): Informatik und Kultur - 4. Münsteraner Workshop zur Schulinformatik. ZfL-Verlag, Münster 2010, p. 111-114. Full textCitationDetails

Tutored Theses:

  • Typische Fehler von Lernenden beim objektorientierten Programmieren (Bachelor Thesis Computer Science, in progress)
  • Analyse der Darstellung von Aufbau und Funktionsweise des Internets in Onlinequellen im Hinblick auf Modellvorstellungen (Master Thesis Computer Science, 2020)
  • Spieleentwicklung im Informatikunterricht - Konzeption eines Schülerlabor-Workshops (Master Thesis Computer Science, 2019)
  • Stereotype gegenüber Personen in der Informatik – Entwurf und Ergebnisse einer Fragebogenstudie mit Schülerinnen und Schülern (Bachelor Thesis Computer Science, 2019)