Full programme

Monday 9th November
12:00 - 13:30Registration / Coffee
13:30 - 14:00Conference opening session Judith Gal-Ezer
14:00 – 15:00Keynote 1: Michal Armoni Chair: Judith Gal-Ezer
15:00 - 15:30Coffee Break
15:30-16:30 Paper Session 1

- Design and First Results of a Psychometric Test for Measuring Basic Programming Abilities Andreas Muehling, Alexander Ruf and Peter Hubwieser (Full Paper)

- What do I have to know and to do? Development of a Theory-based, Normative Competence Description for the Profession of Computer Specialists Simone Opel and Torsten Brinda (Practical Report)

Chair: Michael Caspersen

16:30-16:45Mini-break
16:45 - 17:45 Paper Session 2

- Using -- Analysing -- Creating -- Embedding: A Framework for Scaffolded Problem-based Discovery Learning in Informatics' Education Lutz Hellmig and Tino Hempel (WiP)

- Master Teachers in computing: the first two years Neil Smith, Yasemin Allsop, Helen Caldwell, David Hill, Yota Dimitriadi and Andrew Paul Csizmadia (WiP)

- "Now they just start working, and organize themselves" - First Results of Introducing Agile Practices in Lessons. Petra Kastl and Ralf Romeike (WiP)

Chair: Barbara Ericson

18:00 - 19:30Conference reception (Chapters)

Tuesday 10th November
09:00 - 10:00Keynote 2: Simon Peyton-Jones:

The dream of a lifetime: shaping how our children learn computing.

Chair Sue Sentance

10:00-10:30Coffee Break
10:30-12:00 Paper Session 3

- Frame-based editing: easing the transition from blocks to text-based programming. Michael Kölling, Neil Brown and Amjad Altadmri (Full Paper)

- A Pilot Computer Science and Programming Course for Primary School students Caitlin Duncan and Tim Bell (Full Paper)

- Constructionist Gaming Beyond the Screen: Middle School Students’ Crafting and Computing of Touchpads, Board Games, and Controllers. Yasmin Kafai and Veena Vasudevan (Practical Report)

Chair: Ralf Romeike

12:00-13:15Lunch
13:15-14:45 Paper Session 4

- Computer Science for Key Stage One. Benjamin Wohl, Barry Porter and Sarah Clinch (Practical Report)

- A Comparative Evaluation of a Microworlds-based Learning Approach for Developing Literacy and Computational Thinking in Cross-curricular Contexts. Craig Jenkins (WiP)

- Exploring Students’ Computational Thinking Skills in Modeling and Simulation Projects: a Pilot Study. Natasa Grgurina, Erik Barendsen, Bert Zwaneveld, Klaas van Veen and Cor Suhre (WiP)

- Introducing Computer Programming to Children through Robotic and Wearable Devices Alexandros Merkouris and Konstantinos Chorianopoulos (WiP)

Chair: Yasmin Kafai

14:45-15:15Break
15:15-15:45Poster Session
15:45-16:45Paper Session 5

- Searching for Barriers to Learning Iteration and Runtime in Computer Science Philipp Shah, Dino Capovilla and Peter Hubwieser (WiP)

- PILeT: an Interactive Learning Tool To Teach Python. Bedour Alshaigy, Samia Kamal, Faye Mitchell, Clare Martin and Arantza Aldea (WiP)

- Special Session: Report of the ITICSE Working Group in K-12 Education. Peter Hubwieser

Chair: Michael Kölling

16:45-19:00Free time
19:00-22:00Conference Dinner

Wednesday 11th November
09:00-10:40Paper Session 6

- Relationships: computational thinking, pedagogy of programming, and Bloom’s Taxonomy. Cynthia Selby (Full Paper)

- Bringing the Innovations in Data Management to CS Education: an Educational Reconstruction Approach Andreas Grillenberger and Ralf Romeike (WiP)

- Bebras Contest for the Blind Pupils. Ľudmila Jašková and Natália Kováčová (WiP)

- Launching Swiss Computer Science Education Week Nora Escherle, Dorit Assaf, Ashok Basawapatna, Carmine Maiello and Alexander Repenning (Practical Report)

Chair: Maria Knobelsdorf

10:40-11:10Break
11:10-12:40Paper Session 7

- Students’ Attitudes and Motivation During Robotics Activities. Fatima Kaloti-Hallak, Michal Armoni and Mordechai Ben-Ari (Full Paper)

- Usability and Usage of Interactive Features in an Online Ebook for CS Teachers Barbara Ericson, Steven Moore, Briana Morrison, and Mark Guzdial (Full Paper)

- Technocamps: Advancing Computer Science Education in Wales. Tom Crick and Faron Moller (Practical Report)

Chair: Carsten Schulte

12:40-13:00Conference Closing Session and information about WiPSCE 2016. Jan Vahrenhold
13:00End of conference
14:30-17:00Excursion to Science Museum (optional - places limited)

Questions? Please contact Judith Gal-Ezer (Dept. of Mathematics and Computer Science, Open University of Israel), Sue Sentance (Dept. of Education and Professional Studies, King's College London), or Jan Vahrenhold (Institut for Informatik, University of Munster).