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.

2024S, 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 presentations and teaching units, media for computer science lessons, practice in the form of presentations.

Focal points for the summer semester 2024: discussions on the topics of "AI in the classroom" and "Home automation as a didactic model"

Teaching methods

  • Joint development of educational priorities for a fictitious target group
  • Application of pedagogical models in computer science education
  • Discussion of current topics and pedagogical case studies
  • Developing the group topics
  • Preparing the presentations
  • Carrying out the presentations as group work

Mode of examination


Additional information

The preliminary meeting is conducted via Zoom. The further procedure, including scheduling, will be agreed.

Provisional schedule / summary and proposal:

  • Theory part: Wed, 13,3, all other Thurs: 21.3, 11.4, 18.4, 25.4, 2.5, 16.5, 23.5 (reserve date)
  • Practical part: 6, 7 and 8 June Depending on the number of participants, it still needs to be clarified whether two days are sufficient for the presentations or whether all three are required.
  • On 3 and 4 April (Easter holidays) the EDU|days 2024 will take place at the University of Krems. The visit is free of charge and provides interesting suggestions.

I intend to hold the theory part partly as a face-to-face event and partly as distance learning. In any case, the presentations will be held in person.

The reservation of lecture halls in SS 2024 is determined by several factors. The number of participants will only be clear after the preliminary meeting and the dates may still change if there are too many clashes with other courses. As I have my own seminar room in the 19th district near Linnéplatz, I can offer this room for the face-to-face events. This makes it much easier to choose the dates. Please consider whether you are happy to attend face-to-face events in the 19th district by the date of the preliminary meeting.

Further details on the procedure and registration - especially on group formation - will be provided at the preliminary meeting. The presentations are group work, ideally in groups of 3 people.

In the last few semesters, we have agreed to always hold all theory courses on the same day of the week. If this arrangement is also desired in the summer semester 2024, my proposal is 8 dates (plus reserve date), each on Thursday, 17:00 to 19:30 (see above).  Other weekdays or times can be arranged at the preliminary meeting. Apart from Tuesday and Wednesday, any working day is possible.

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

In recent semesters, the use of Telegram has also proven its worth, especially for enquiries, discussions and information that needs to be made available quickly. => Registration link . Registration is now possible. Please use a user ID that recognises a connection to your name.

Basic didactic and pedagogical knowledge is desirable, but at least an interest in these topics. Historical and theoretical background information will also be provided. The seminar is aimed at anyone who wants to or has to give presentations on computer science topics, not just current or future teachers.

The presentations will be held in blocks. Suggestions for the presentations: 6 to 8 June 2024.
Guideline for the duration of the presentation: 25 minutes per group member.

Effort estimation:
15 h Attendance at the face-to-face and distance learning sessions of the preparation phase
35 h Preparation of the seminar paper
20 h Presentation; attendance or participation 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

Thu17:00 - 18:0007.03.2024 (LIVE)preliminary meeting and appointment
Wed18:00 - 19:0013.03.2024 Seminarhaus Döbling. Gregor-Mendel-Straße 37, 1190 WienTheorie Teil 1
Thu17:00 - 19:3021.03.2024 - 23.05.2024 Zoom-Link in TUWEL (LIVE)Theorieblöcke
09:00 - 14:0006.06.2024 - 08.06.2024 Seminarhaus Döbling, Gregor-Mendel-Straße 37, 1190 WienPraxisteil; Termindetails sind noch zu vereinbaren
Didactics in computer science education - Single appointments
Thu07.03.202417:00 - 18:00 preliminary meeting and appointment
Wed13.03.202418:00 - 19:00 Seminarhaus Döbling. Gregor-Mendel-Straße 37, 1190 WienTheorie Teil 1
Thu21.03.202417:00 - 19:30 Zoom-Link in TUWELTheorieblöcke
Thu11.04.202417:00 - 19:30 Zoom-Link in TUWELTheorieblöcke
Thu18.04.202417:00 - 19:30 Zoom-Link in TUWELTheorieblöcke
Thu25.04.202417:00 - 19:30 Zoom-Link in TUWELTheorieblöcke
Thu02.05.202417:00 - 19:30 Zoom-Link in TUWELTheorieblöcke
Thu16.05.202417:00 - 19:30 Zoom-Link in TUWELTheorieblöcke
Thu23.05.202417:00 - 19:30 Zoom-Link in TUWELTheorieblöcke
Thu06.06.202409:00 - 14:00 Seminarhaus Döbling, Gregor-Mendel-Straße 37, 1190 WienPraxisteil; Termindetails sind noch zu vereinbaren
Fri07.06.202409:00 - 14:00 Seminarhaus Döbling, Gregor-Mendel-Straße 37, 1190 WienPraxisteil; Termindetails sind noch zu vereinbaren
Sat08.06.202409:00 - 14:00 Seminarhaus Döbling, Gregor-Mendel-Straße 37, 1190 WienPraxisteil; Termindetails sind noch zu vereinbaren
Course is held blocked

Examination modalities

The seminar requires a willingness to discuss the main topics of the semester as well as general methodological and didactic topics. The assessment will focus on the practical part, i.e. the presentation of the chosen topic by the group. If necessary, short written or electronic tests can also be included in the assessment. During the presentations, all non-presenting participants take on the role of the target group defined by the presentation group. The assessment of the presentations includes:

  •     Description of the target group and the (fictitious) prior knowledge of the target group
  •     Describing the expected learning outcomes following the presentation
  •     Creative selection and use of suitable media
  •     Carrying out the presentation
  •     Collaboration within the group
  •     Monitoring success after the presentation
  •     Submission of a summarising paper

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Course registration

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Registration modalities

Registration at the introduction.

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Auer: Kleines Lexikon der Pädagogik und Didaktik

Previous knowledge

Programs for presentation like PowerPoint or Impress.