Extracurricular Activities for Improving the Perception of Informatics in Secondary Schools

  • Carlo Bellettini
  • Violetta Lonati
  • Dario Malchiodi
  • Mattia Monga
  • Anna Morpurgo
  • Mauro Torelli
  • Luisa Zecca
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 8730)

Abstract

In order to introduce informatic concepts to students of Italian secondary schools, we devised a number of interactive workshops conceived for pupils aged 10–17. Each workshop is intended to give pupils the opportunity to explore a computer science topic: investigate it firsthand, make hypotheses that can then be tested in a guided context during the activity, and construct viable mental models. This paper reports about how we designed and conducted these workshops.

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© Springer International Publishing Switzerland 2014

Authors and Affiliations

  • Carlo Bellettini
    • 1
  • Violetta Lonati
    • 1
  • Dario Malchiodi
    • 1
  • Mattia Monga
    • 1
  • Anna Morpurgo
    • 1
  • Mauro Torelli
    • 1
  • Luisa Zecca
    • 2
  1. 1.Dip. di InformaticaUniversità degli Studi di MilanoItaly
  2. 2.Dip. di Scienze Umane per la FormazioneUniversità degli Studi di Milano-BicoccaItaly

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