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Course details 2012-2013  
Didactics of computer science
Course Code :6231OIWINF
Study domain:Instructional and educational
Semester:Semester: 1st semester
Contact hours:36
Study load (hours):168
Contract restrictions: Exam contract not possible
Language of instruction :Dutch
Exam period:exam in the 1st semester
Lecturer(s)Johan Deprez


1. Prerequisites

At the start of this course the student should have acquired the following competences:
An active knowlegde of :
  • Dutch
A passive knowledge of :
  • French
  • English
  • General knowledge of the use of a PC and the Internet
Specific prerequisites for this course:

We expect the student to possess the general competences corresponding to an academic Bachelor degree. Moreover, the student must have finished the course Introduction to didactics (or follow it simultaneously). Finally, the student has to be competent in the field of computer science, i.e. he should possess a combination of knowledge, skills and attitudes that enables him to function as a teacher of computer science in secondary school. If he does not have a Master degree of Computer Science, this will be tested.

2. Learning outcomes

This course prepares students to become a teacher of computer science and ICT coordinator in secondary school. The learning outcomes are derived from the so-called basic competences of a teacher in secondary school as described by the Flemish Government (see

3. Course contents

  • making of a lesson plan, applied to preparation of lessons in computer science
  • computer science in Flemish secondary education
  • tasks of an ICT coordinator
  • computer science and ICT in middle school
  • computer science in junior high school
  • computer science in computer oriented programs in high school
  • learning trajectories
  • ethical questions
  • opinions regarding education in computer science
  • education in computer science in other countries and in the past

4. Teaching method

Class contact teaching:
  • Tutorials

  • Personal work:
  • Assignments:Individually
  • Assignments:In group

  • 5. Assessment method and criteria

    Continuous assessment:
  • Assignments

  • 6. Study material

    Required reading

    Slides, texts, ... will be available via Blackboard.

    Optional reading

    The following study material can be studied on a voluntary basis:

    7. Contact information

    (+)last update: 01/05/2012 20:48 johan.deprez