International Informatic Challenge in Hungary

Conference paper
Part of the Advances in Intelligent Systems and Computing book series (AISC, volume 716)


The significant role of ICT in everyday life could change concepts about skills, education, and learning.

The changing of definitions about necessary ICT skills (from digital fluency to computational thinking) shows that ICT skills are more about thinking and expressing yourself, exploring the range of computers and yourself, involving external representation of problem solving processes, and reflecting on your own thinking – and even thinking about thinking itself.

One possible tool to change education-paradigm, renew our thinking about ICT, about ICT education and thinking itself and to motivate kids in ICT and STEM education is the international Bebras challenge. It can be found in more than 50 countries over the world and plays a significant role in the education system of most countries.

Some aims of this initiation is to move the ever-changing paradigms of education towards a more innovation-driven and sustainable development and to point out the importance of ICT education and express the necessary role of it in everyday life, as well as how specialists use ICT skills in different areas of works.

This study focuses on Bebras background and the workflow, its changes in the Hungarian Bebras Challenge, the experiences and results of competitions in the last 5 years and the extension-activities.


Computational thinking ICT Computer science Bebras 



We would like to thank to all members of the International Bebras Community and give special thanks to the D-A-CH (Germany, Austria and Switzerland) members to not only help us prepare wonderful tasks but also to give ideas, help and support to organize the Hungarian Bebras Contests every year.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Faculty of InformaticsEötvös Loránd UniversityBudapestHungary

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