A Competence-Oriented Approach to Basic Informatics Education in Austria

  • Peter Micheuz
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 7013)


Up to now, formal education in digital technologies at the lower secondary level of Austrian schools did not keep pace sufficiently with the requirements of our computerized society. But there are indicators to improve the unclear situation for pupils aged between 10 and 14 years. A reference framework for digital competence, embracing media education and basic Informatics education as well, is currently developed. After a selected look at various existing approaches, this paper deals with an Austrian project in that field and its current state.


Reference Framework Informatics Education Digital Competence Curriculum Lower Secondary Education 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Peter Micheuz
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  1. 1.Alpen-Adria-Universität KlagenfurtKlagenfurtAustria

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