Employing Computational Thinking in General Teacher Education

Conference contribution


Publication Details

Author(s): Seegerer S, Romeike R
Editor(s): Kong, S.C., Andone, D., Biswas, G., Hoppe, H.U., Hsu, T.C., Huang, R.H., Kuo, B.C., Li, K.Y., Looi, C.K., Milrad, M., Sheldon, J., Shih, J.L., Sin, K.F., Song, K.S. & Vahrenhold, J.
Publisher: Publication of The Education University of Hong Kong
Publishing place: Hong Kong
Publication year: 2019
Conference Proceedings Title: Proceedings of International Conference on Computational Thinking Education 2019
Pages range: 86-91
ISBN: 978-988-77034-6-4
ISSN: 2664-035X
Language: English


Abstract

The current political discussion about the digital
transformation in Germany’s educational context is
primarily concerned with the use of digital media in schools.
However, all disciplines and their related school subjects are
significantly affected by digitalization – as can be seen e.g.
with the effects of simulation or data analysis. This results
in new topics, methods or strategies that schools must also
deal with in the future. In consequence, teachers of any
subject require Computational Thinking competencies and
Computer Science knowledge, not only for the efficient and
effective use of digital technology but also to understand and
apply the new topics, methods, and approaches. In this paper,
the design and implementation of a new course for teacher
education in Germany is presented. With a theme revolving
around digital transformation, this course aims at preparing
pre-service teachers for teaching in the 21st century. Design
principles and content selection are based on an analysis of
similar courses and requirements arising from digitalization
and its effect on the disciplines. First results show that
students have gained a clearer understanding of how
digitalization influences their subjects and teaching in
general. Additionally, they report feeling more confident in
employing aspects of digital education.


FAU Authors / FAU Editors

Romeike, Ralf Prof. Dr.
Professur für Didaktik der Informatik
Seegerer, Stefan
Professur für Didaktik der Informatik


How to cite

APA:
Seegerer, S., & Romeike, R. (2019). Employing Computational Thinking in General Teacher Education. In Kong, S.C., Andone, D., Biswas, G., Hoppe, H.U., Hsu, T.C., Huang, R.H., Kuo, B.C., Li, K.Y., Looi, C.K., Milrad, M., Sheldon, J., Shih, J.L., Sin, K.F., Song, K.S. & Vahrenhold, J. (Eds.), Proceedings of International Conference on Computational Thinking Education 2019 (pp. 86-91). Hong Kong: Hong Kong: Publication of The Education University of Hong Kong.

MLA:
Seegerer, Stefan, and Ralf Romeike. "Employing Computational Thinking in General Teacher Education." Proceedings of the The Third International Conference on Computational Thinking Education 2019, Hong Kong Ed. Kong, S.C., Andone, D., Biswas, G., Hoppe, H.U., Hsu, T.C., Huang, R.H., Kuo, B.C., Li, K.Y., Looi, C.K., Milrad, M., Sheldon, J., Shih, J.L., Sin, K.F., Song, K.S. & Vahrenhold, J., Hong Kong: Publication of The Education University of Hong Kong, 2019. 86-91.

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