Barbara Sabitzer

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In Austria Informatics is not taught in primary schools, but the curriculum includes some issues in several subjects that are related to computational thinking. Teachers are not aware that they already teach and use informatics concepts in their daily lessons. Informatics didactics experts and teacher trainers have to inform them and reveal connections(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)
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)
Software is everywhere – be it in mobile phones, in washing machines, or in cars. With it, the importance of Software Engineering is uncontested, and Software Engineering (SE) 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(More)