Barbara Sabitzer

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Learning a programming language is hard as the yearly results of an introductory course at our university show. For many students it even seems to be an insurmountable hurdle. With the desire to support students and enhance the learning outcomes, the concept of Brain-based Programming was developed and successfully implemented in one of seven parallel(More)
Neurodidactics, a relatively young discipline, represents an interface between neuroscience and didactics. Based on the findings of brain research neurodidactics provides principles and proposals for effective (brain-based) teaching and learning. This paper shall present the most important principles and give an impetus for using them in ICT (Information(More)
Informatics is COOL -- as a subject and as a tool. In this paper COOL refers to three different aspects of learning: First of all, COOL stands for "cool" in the sense of interesting, motivating or fun, topics that students like to learn and methods that enhance learning, e.g. brain-based teaching. Furthermore, COOL can be the abbreviation of COoperative(More)
Neue Technologien und im Speziellen die Informatik haben in der heutigen Gesellschaft einen starken Einfluss auf das tägliche Leben. Damit wird die Informatik auch für Schulen und den Unterricht immer wichtiger. Um Kindern jeden Alters verschiedene Themen der Informatik näher zu bringen wurde im Sparkling Science Projekt " Informatik–E in Kinderspiel! " die(More)
Software Engineering is definitely an important subject matter and it is taught all over the world: at Universities, at Colleges, and recently also at High Schools. There are international Software Engineering curricula, standards, and certificates, but there is no manifestation of Software Engineering (and related practices) in the course syllabi at(More)