184.228 Didactics in computer science education
This course is in all assigned curricula part of the STEOP.
This course is in at least 1 assigned curriculum part of the STEOP.

2022S, SE, 2.0h, 3.0EC, to be held in blocked form


  • Semester hours: 2.0
  • Credits: 3.0
  • Type: SE Seminar
  • Format: Hybrid

Learning outcomes

After successful completion of the course, students are able to...

  • describe the offers of computer science education in the Austrian education system,
  • select a theme for a shared (group) presentation,
  • plan cooperation in a group for presentation,
  • enumerate the influencing factors and planning principles for a presentation or a lesson
  • apply these influencing factors,
  • select suitable (especially electronic) media,
  • justify the expected learning outcomes of the presentation,
  • present the selected topic as a group together and interactively,
  • evaluate the result of the presentation.

Subject of course

Pedagogical theories, planning of presentations and lessons, media for computer science lessons, practice in the form of presentations.

Teaching methods

  • Joint development of educational focuses for a fictive target group
  • Applying educational models in computer science education
  • Discussion of educational case studies
  • Working on the group topics
  • Prepare the presentations
  • Performing the presentations as group work

Mode of examination


Additional information

At the time of planning, it is still unclear which Covid rules will apply in detail. I will therefore handle the pre-meeting via Zoom - that is possible in any case.

If possible, I want to hold the theory part partly as a face-to-face event and partly in distance learning. In any case, the presentations should be held in presence.

The reservation of lecture rooms in SS 2022 is not easy due to a number of necessary rules: The number of participants is only clear after the preliminary meeting and the dates can still change if there are too many collisions with other LVA. Since I have my own seminar room in the 19th district near Linnéplatz, I can offer this room for the face-to-face events. This will make the choice of dates much easier. I plan 3 face-to-face events and about 5 Zoom events, plus presentations in presence. Please consider by the pre-meeting date if you are comfortable with attending face-to-face events in the 19th district.

The same access rules apply for use of the seminar room in the 19th district as at TU.

Further details on the schedule and registration - especially on group formation - at the preliminary meeting. The presentations are group work, ideally groups of 3 people each.

In recent semesters, we have agreed to always hold all theory sessions on the same day of the week. If this arrangement is also desired in the summer semester 2022, my proposal is 8 dates, each on Thursday, 17:00 to 19:30. Other days of the week or times can be arranged at the preliminary meeting. Except for Tuesday and Wednesday, any weekday is possible.

Suggestions for the theory part (blocked): each Thursday 17:00 to 19:30.17.3., 24.3., 31.3., 28.4., 5.5., 12.5., 19.5. and as a reserve date 2.6.

In the preliminary meeting, (further) focal points of the seminar can also be determined together. Possible foci: "Python in the classroom", "Progressive Web Apps". I ask for your suggestions.

The documents for the LVA will be made available via TUWEL.

In the last semesters, the use of Telegram has additionally proven to be useful, especially for requests, discussions and information to be provided quickly. => Registration link . Registrations are possible as of now. Please use a user ID that shows a connection to your name.

Didactical and pedagogical basic knowledge is desired, but in any case interest in these topics. Historical and theoretical background will also be provided. The seminar is intended for anyone who wants or needs to present on topics in computer science, not just active or future teachers.

Presentations will be given as face-to-face sessions (but if not otherwise possible in Distance Learning) on consecutive days in blocks. Suggested dates for the presentations: 8-10/6/2022.
Guideline for the duration of the presentation: 25 minutes per group member.

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Cost estimation:

15 h attendance in the preparatory phase
35 h elaboration of the term paper
20 h presentation and presence in other presentations
  5 h follow-up (documentation)
75 h = 3 ECTS

Please consider the plagiarism guidelines of TU Wien when writing your seminar paper: Directive concerning the handling of plagiarism (PDF)



Course dates

Fri17:00 - 18:0011.03.2022 Über Zoom: https://tuwel.tuwien.ac.at/course/view.php?id=47737Preliminary discussion and appointment
Thu17:00 - 19:3017.03.2022 - 02.06.2022 Details folgenTheorie. LVA 2-9: Vorläufige Termine = Vorschläge!
09:00 - 14:0008.06.2022 - 10.06.2022 Referate (Tage zur Auswahl)
Didactics in computer science education - Single appointments
Fri11.03.202217:00 - 18:00 Über Zoom: https://tuwel.tuwien.ac.at/course/view.php?id=47737Preliminary discussion and appointment
Thu17.03.202217:00 - 19:30 Details folgenTheorie. LVA 2-9: Vorläufige Termine = Vorschläge!
Thu24.03.202217:00 - 19:30 Details folgenTheorie. LVA 2-9: Vorläufige Termine = Vorschläge!
Thu31.03.202217:00 - 19:30 Details folgenTheorie. LVA 2-9: Vorläufige Termine = Vorschläge!
Thu07.04.202217:00 - 19:30 Details folgenTheorie. LVA 2-9: Vorläufige Termine = Vorschläge!
Thu28.04.202217:00 - 19:30 Details folgenTheorie. LVA 2-9: Vorläufige Termine = Vorschläge!
Thu05.05.202217:00 - 19:30 Details folgenTheorie. LVA 2-9: Vorläufige Termine = Vorschläge!
Thu12.05.202217:00 - 19:30 Details folgenTheorie. LVA 2-9: Vorläufige Termine = Vorschläge!
Thu19.05.202217:00 - 19:30 Details folgenTheorie. LVA 2-9: Vorläufige Termine = Vorschläge!
Thu02.06.202217:00 - 19:30 Details folgenTheorie. LVA 2-9: Vorläufige Termine = Vorschläge!
Wed08.06.202209:00 - 14:00 Referate (Tage zur Auswahl)
Thu09.06.202209:00 - 14:00 Referate (Tage zur Auswahl)
Fri10.06.202209:00 - 14:00 Referate (Tage zur Auswahl)
Course is held blocked

Examination modalities

The seminar requires a willingness to discuss methodological and didactic topics. The focus of the assessment is the practical part, ie the presentation of the chosen topic by the group. All other participants assume the role of the target group defined by the presentation group. The following points should be noted:

  • Description of the target group and the (fictitious) prior knowledge of the target group
  • Describe the expected learning outcomes after the presentation
  • Creative selection of suitable media
  • Perform the presentation
  • Collaboration in the group
  • Success control after the presentation
  • Submission of a summary draft

Course registration

Begin End Deregistration end
24.01.2022 00:00 09.03.2022 23:59 31.03.2022 23:59

Registration modalities

Registration at the introduction.

Group Registration

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Auer: Kleines Lexikon der Pädagogik und Didaktik

Previous knowledge

Programs for presentation like PowerPoint or Impress.