187.B12 ways of thinking in informatics
This course is in all assigned curricula part of the STEOP.
This course is in at least 1 assigned curriculum part of the STEOP.
This course is in at least 1 assigned curriculum part of the STEOP.

2021W, VU, 4.0h, 5.5EC
TUWEL

Properties

  • Semester hours: 4.0
  • Credits: 5.5
  • Type: VU Lecture and Exercise
  • Format: Hybrid

Learning outcomes

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

... reflect critically on the contents and priorities in informatics;
... differentiate and name different ways of thinking and problem-solving approaches in informatics;
... assess the suitability of different ways of thinking and problem-solving approaches for different informatics problems, and to select suitable ones;
... explain the need for critical thinking and reflection in the design of technical systems;
... formulate and discuss critical questions about the contents and methods of informatics;
... criticize and accept criticism.

Subject of course

Ways of thinking in informatics provides an introduction and an overview of computer science from the point of view of their working and thinking ways, thus providing a kind of applied philosophy of science. The course is intended to arouse interest in further studies and to enable students to better classify the content presented in later courses. Students should be able to understand computer science as both a science and a practice, and to implement this knowledge as part of their further studies.

Teaching methods

The individual topics are prepared in lectures. In cascaded practicals, the students independently develop in-depth positions on the subject areas. Through the use of double-blind peer reviewing, students see similar work from other participants, and receive reviews from colleagues that help to improve their own work. In a final project students in groups discuss the synergies and conflicts between different ways of thinking in informatics. In accompanying participatory formats such as online discussions, voting and collection of materials, students can contribute to reflect and deepen the contents.

Mode of examination

Immanent

Additional information

Kick-Off is on 4.10., 15:00

Lecturers

Institute

Examination modalities

Content is presented in lectures by different lecturers, and partially developed by students themselves. In self-organized work, students evaluate the work of fellow students using double blind peer reviewing. The evaluation is based not only on the performance of the exercises, but also on the quality of the reviews. A final group project has to be handed in at the end of the semester and explained in a face to face meeting. 

Course registration

Begin End Deregistration end
13.09.2021 08:00 12.10.2021 23:55

Curricula

Study CodeSemesterPrecon.Info
033 526 Business Informatics 1. Semestertrue
Course belongs to the introductory and orientation phase ("Studieneingangs- und Orientierungsphase")
033 532 Media Informatics and Visual Computing 1. Semestertrue
Course belongs to the introductory and orientation phase ("Studieneingangs- und Orientierungsphase")
033 533 Medical Informatics 1. Semestertrue
Course belongs to the introductory and orientation phase ("Studieneingangs- und Orientierungsphase")
033 534 Software & Information Engineering 1. Semestertrue
Course belongs to the introductory and orientation phase ("Studieneingangs- und Orientierungsphase")
033 535 Computer Engineering 1. Semester

Literature

No lecture notes are available.

Previous knowledge

This course is held in German. To be successfully completed, it requires German at the reference level B2 of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages. As much of the relevant scientific work is written in English, English is recommended according to reference level B1 of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages.

Language

German