CCSE Reading Group: What pedagogical content knowledge would *you* teach future high school informatics teachers?

Published: 25 January 2021

Matthias Hauswirth presents developments towards a new informatics course to be integrated into the Swiss high-school context, seeking input on pedagogical content knowledge.

DATE: 15th February 2021
TIME: 13:00-14:00
LOCATION: Quintin’s Zoom Room

Switzerland is reintroducing informatics as a mandatory course into its high school curricula. In this talk I will present the effort—run by a conglomerate of Swiss universities, universities of applied science, and pedagogical universities—with the goal of quickly and thoroughly preparing enough teachers to be able to offer the new required courses. I will present the Swiss context, the overall effort, and then will focus on the specific problem of designing and implementing a sequence of informatics didactics courses. This talk is quite selfish: I hope to learn as much from you as possible. I will describe the context and our current plans in terms of contents and methods, and then open the discussion to solicit your feedback and ideas.

First published: 25 January 2021