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Author Zendler, Andreas ♦ Spannagel, Christian
Source ACM Digital Library
Content type Text
Publisher Association for Computing Machinery (ACM)
File Format PDF
Copyright Year ©2008
Language English
Subject Domain (in DDC) Computer science, information & general works ♦ Data processing & computer science
Subject Keyword Central concepts ♦ Fundamental ideas
Abstract The design of computer science curricula should rely on central concepts of the discipline rather than on technical short-term developments. Several authors have proposed lists of basic concepts or fundamental ideas in the past. However, these catalogs were based on subjective decisions without any empirical support. This article describes the empirical determination of central concepts for computer science education. Experts of computer science rated 49 concepts regarding four criteria. The cluster analysis of the data revealed the following central concepts: problem, data, computer, test, algorithm, process, system, information, language, communication, software, program, computation, structure, and $\textit{model}.$
ISSN 15314278
Age Range 18 to 22 years ♦ above 22 year
Educational Use Research
Education Level UG and PG
Learning Resource Type Article
Publisher Date 2008-05-01
Publisher Place New York
e-ISSN 15314278
Journal Journal on Educational Resources in Computing (JERIC)
Volume Number 8
Issue Number 2
Page Count 15
Starting Page 1
Ending Page 15


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