Full Programme

WiPSCE'19 will start on Wednesday October 23rd at 2pm and continue until Friday October 25th at 2pm. We will have a reception on Wednesday evening and the conference dinner on Thursday evening.

All sessions will take place in the Senate Room - directions in the Practical Information link on wipsce.org website, apart from:


1400 Welcome and Introductions
1410 Keynote 1
Does CS teacher content training deliver what is needed in the classroom?
Beth Simon, University of California, San Diego
1500 Coffee
1520 Papers 1 - Primary Students' Perceptions and Conceptions of CS
Which Perceptions Do Primary School Children Have about Programming? (F) 31
Katharina Geldreich, Alexandra Simon, Elena Starke, Technical University of Munich
Eight-Year-Olds' Conceptions of Computer Viruses: A Quantitative Study (F) 17
Tereza Hannemann, Tereza Starkova, Pavel Jezek, Charles University, Kristina Volna, Katerina Kacerovska, Czech Television, Cyril Brom, Charles University
Students Perceptions of Programming in Primary School (S) 5
Ahmed Gashawa, Jalal Nouri, Eva Noren, Lechen Zhang, Stockholm University
1700 Poster Introductions
1720 Posters and Drinks Reception
BlocklySQL - A new block-based editor for SQL
Nicolai Pöhner, Timo Schmidt, André Greubel, Martin Hennecke, University of Würzburg, Matthias Ehmann, University of Bayreuth
Programming to learn in Italian primary school
Martina Benvenuti, Augusto Chioccariello, Consiglio Nazionale Ricerche (CNR) - Istituto Tecnologie Didattiche (ITD), Giorgia Giammoro:University of Genova
Why Not Ask Those Who Are Affected? - Development of an Instrument to Measure Students' Interests
Stephan Napierala, University of Duisburg-Essen
Analyzing students' recontextualization strategies for algorithmic concepts
Jacqueline Nijenhuis-Voogt, Dury Bayram-Jacobs, Paulien C. Meijer, Erik Barendsen, Radboud University
How Does an Educational IDE Influence Students' Conceptions of Object-Oriented Programming? Design of a Ph.D. Research Project to Explore Secondary School Students' Conceptions of OOP
Fatma Batur, University Duisburg-Essen
Technoteach: Supporting Computing Teachers Across Wales
Faron Moller, Stewart Powell, Swansea University
STIM - Scholastic Talent Indicator Matrix
Claudia Hildebrandt, Matthias Matzner, University of Oldenburg, Kerstin Höner, Kristiena Matis, University of Braunschweig
Developing Teaching Materials on Artificial Intelligence by Using a Simulation Game
Simone Opel, Michael Schlichtig, Carsten Schulte, University of Paderborn
1815 Celtic Harp and Singing
1900 Close


0900 Keynote 2
Moving to mainstream: developing computing for all
Sue Sentance, Raspberry Pi Foundation
1000 Coffee
1020 Papers 2 - Investigating Teaching Approaches
The Effects of a Professional Development Workshop Focusing on Action Research on the Practice of High-School Computer Science Teachers (F) 11
Ofra Brandes, Michal Armoni, Weizmann Institute of Science
How to Transform Programming Processes in Scratch to Graphical Visualizations (F) 7
Alexandra Simon, Katharina Geldreich, Peter Hubwieser, Technical University of Munich
Improving Debugging Skills in the Classroom - The Effects of Teaching a Systematic Debugging Process (F) 8
Tilman Michaeli, FAU Friedrich-Alexander-Universitat Erlangen-Nurnberg, Ralf Romeike, Freie Universitat Berlin
1205 Lunch
1305 Workshops
Exploring spatial skills and computing in primary and secondary education
Jack Parkinson, University of Glasgow
Interdisciplinary Data Education: how to teach Primary and Secondary learners how to be data citizens
Kate Farrell, Judy Robertson, University of Edinburgh
Scratch Maths
Celia Hoyles, University College London
How could industry contribute to primary and secondary computing education
Robbie Robinson, J.P. Morgan
1505 Coffee
1535 Papers 3 - Programming Skills Development in Block Based Programming
From 'Use' to 'Choose': Scaffolding Computational Thinking Curricula and Exploring Student Choices while Programming (S) 42
Nicholas Lytle, Veronica Catete, Amy Isvik, Danielle Boulden, Yihuan Dong, Eric Wiebe, Tiffany Barnes:North Carolina State University
Improving Scratch Programming with CRC-Card Design (S) 12
Sebastian Keller, Maren Krafft, Gordon Fraser, University of Passau, Neil Walkinshaw, The University of Sheffield, Korbinian Otto, Barbara Sabitzer, JKU Linz
Discriminating Programming Strategies in Scratch - Making the Difference between Novice and Experienced Programmers (F) 24
Max Kesselbacher, Andreas Bollin, University of Klagenfurt
1700 Close
1900 Dinner and Ceilidh


0915 Papers 4 - New Contexts for Computing
Computer Science Replugged: What Is the Use of Virtual Reality in Computer Science Education? (S) 6
Andreas Dengel, Universitat Wärzburg
The Role of Assessment and Reward in Non-Formal Computing Settings (S) 2
Oliver Quinlan, Sue Sentance, Jonathan Dickins, Rik Cross, Raspberry Pi Foundation
Using children's literature to introduce computing principles and concepts in primary schools (S) 33
Sarah Twigg, Lynne Blair, Emily Winter, Lancaster University
1030 Coffee
1100 Papers 5 - Cognitive and Affective Characteristics of Students
Cognitive Correlates of Computational Thinking in Elementary School: Evaluation of a Blended Unplugged/Plugged-In Course (F) 42
Katerina Tsarava, Manuel Ninaus, Korbinian Moeller, Luzia Leifheit, Martin Butz, Jessika Golle, Ulrich Trautwein, University of Tubingen, Marcos Roman-Gonzalez, Universidad Nacional de Educación a Distancia
Discipline-Specific Language Learning in a Mainstream Computer Science Classroom: Using a Genre-Based Approach (S) 13
Fatma Batur, Jan Strobl, University Duisburg-Essen
Development of a Questionnaire on Self-concept, Motivational Beliefs, and Attitude Towards Programming (F) 43
Luzia Leifheit, Katerina Tsarava, Korbinian Moeller, Klaus Ostermann, Jessika Golle, Ulrich Trautwein, Manuel Ninaus, University of Tubingen
1235 Closing Words
1300 Lunch
1400 Close


Questions? Please contact Quintin Cutts (School of Computing Science, University of Glasgow, Scotland).