teaching competencies in informatics

Project description

The aim of the co-operative project "Teaching competencies in informatics" is to examine the competency facets which are necessary for teaching informatics. First of all a suitable competency model will be theoretically derived and afterwards be differentiated and validated empirically by expert interviews. In a next step appropriate Items for instruments of measuring competency will be developed. The instruments will be validated by testing them on a large scale, using a sample of future informatics teachers (students in informatics) in different locations. Finally, recommendations for curriculum development in teacher education will be worked out as well as guidelines for the use of the competency model in the teaching and learning process (e.g. for planning purposes) and the use of the measuring instruments in teacher education (e.g. for exam purposes). The research focus of the project lies on examining functional and didactical facets to the following three dimensions: „software technology and software projects (in the lessons)“, "algorithms, recursive and dynamic data structures and data modelling“ and "object oriented modelling and programming of informatics systems". These dimensions essentially represent the central content areas of three cooperation partners engaged in informatics didactics. The psychological cooperation partner is mainly considered with psychometrical modelling and measuring of competencies.

Project data and contact information

Homepage of the project: Wird nachgereicht
Duration: 01.07.2012 - 30.06.2015
Support Code: 01PK11019A
Contact person: Prof. Dr. Niclas Schaper ( niclas.schaper[at]upb.de)
Elena Bender ( elena.bender[at]upb.de)

Project director

Prof. Dr. Niclas Schaper, Universität Paderborn

Cooperation partner

Prof. Dr. Johannes Magenheim, Universität Paderborn
Prof. Dr. Peter Hubwieser, Technische Universität München
Prof. Dr. Sigrid Schubert, Universität Siegen

Staff members

Elena Bender, Universität Paderborn
Laura Ohrndorf, Universität Siegen
Melanie Kopecki, Universität Paderborn
Marc Berges, Technische Universität München