Tinkering in Informatics as Teaching Method

Angelika Mader, Ansgar Fehnker, Edwin Dertien

Abstract

Our university offers an IT-based design programme, with an engineering background in Computer Science and Electrical Engineering. Its focus on design and creativity, as well as the diversity of the students, requires an approach in informatics courses different from classical computer science programmes. While tinkering is an increasingly popular approach in STEM stimulation and education outside university, we argue that also in an academic setting a tinkering mindset has a relevant contribution. In this paper, we identify key elements in setting up tinkering sessions and report on their implementation for a course on algorithms. We will present and discuss results and observations of our teaching method, that are promising to continue and extend the tinkering approach in an academic setting.

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Mader A., Fehnker A. and Dertien E. (2020). Tinkering in Informatics as Teaching Method.In Proceedings of the 12th International Conference on Computer Supported Education - Volume 1: CSEDU, ISBN 978-989-758-417-6, pages 450-457. DOI: 10.5220/0009467304500457


in Bibtex Style

@conference{csedu20,
author={Angelika Mader and Ansgar Fehnker and Edwin Dertien},
title={Tinkering in Informatics as Teaching Method},
booktitle={Proceedings of the 12th International Conference on Computer Supported Education - Volume 1: CSEDU,},
year={2020},
pages={450-457},
publisher={SciTePress},
organization={INSTICC},
doi={10.5220/0009467304500457},
isbn={978-989-758-417-6},
}


in EndNote Style

TY - CONF

JO - Proceedings of the 12th International Conference on Computer Supported Education - Volume 1: CSEDU,
TI - Tinkering in Informatics as Teaching Method
SN - 978-989-758-417-6
AU - Mader A.
AU - Fehnker A.
AU - Dertien E.
PY - 2020
SP - 450
EP - 457
DO - 10.5220/0009467304500457