Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin - Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences - Computer Science Education | Computer Science and Society

Competencies for the Assessment of Computing System Consequences

Enabling students to assess the consequences of computing systems for their own lives and society is an internationally proclaimed goal in computing education. In the German-speaking community especially, there exists a broad consensus, that this competency is central for a self-determined participation in contemporary society. However, it remains largely unclear, what this demand means exactly, i.e. what students actually need to learn and do to acquire and exhibit this competency. We still lack an adequate understanding of the particulars of such assessment processes, as well as corresponding competency models.

The goal of this DFG-funded research project is to leverage qualitative empirical approaches to explicate such assessment processes and to construct corresponding competency models.