Object models of IT -systems supporting cognitive structures in novice courses of Informatics

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Abstract

Designing a new mandatory subject of informatics for the 6th grade of the Bavarian Gymnasiums we decided to use a certain type of object modelling to bridge the gap between two almost opposite objectives. The first was to enable the students to use IT-systems in a competent and autonomous way - the second to teach durable and transferable basic concepts. While some criticisms have been levelled against the benefits of mental models, we rely on these mental models to support our novice students in applying and mastering IT-systems. Our views are supported by some recent results from pedagogical psychology. In this paper we present a suitable modelling technique that will be used in the novice course of the new subject and some results of the first evaluations of the preliminary pilot courses.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationInformatics and the Digital Society
Subtitle of host publicationSocial, Ethical and Cognitive Issues - IFIP TC3/WG3.1 and 3.2 Open Conference on Social, Ethical and Cognitive Issues of Informatics and ICT, SECIII 2002
PublisherSpringer New York LLC
Pages129-140
Number of pages12
ISBN (Print)9781475754674
DOIs
StatePublished - 2003
EventIFIP TC3/WG3.1 and 3.2 Open Conference on Social, Ethical and Cognitive Issues of Informatics and ICT, SECIII 2002 - Dortmund, Germany
Duration: 22 Jul 200226 Jul 2002

Publication series

NameIFIP Advances in Information and Communication Technology
Volume116
ISSN (Print)1868-4238

Conference

ConferenceIFIP TC3/WG3.1 and 3.2 Open Conference on Social, Ethical and Cognitive Issues of Informatics and ICT, SECIII 2002
Country/TerritoryGermany
CityDortmund
Period22/07/0226/07/02

Keywords

  • Basic concepts
  • Cognition
  • Curriculum policies
  • Informatics
  • Secondary education

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