Share Paper: PIAF: Developing Computational and Algorithmic Thinking in Fundamental Education

  1. Yannick Parmentier, Université de Lorraine, France
  2. Robert Reuter, Université du Luxembourg, Luxembourg
  3. Sarah Higuet, Université de Liège, Belgium
  4. Lara Kataja, Universität des Saarlandes, Germany
  5. Yves Kreis, Université du Luxembourg, Luxembourg
  6. Marie Duflot-Kremer, Université de Lorraine, France
  7. Christophe Laduron, Université de Liège, Belgium
  8. Christian Meyers, Université du Luxembourg, Luxembourg
  9. Gilbert Busana, Université du Luxembourg, Luxembourg
  10. Armin Weinberger, Universität des Saarlandes, Germany
  11. Brigitte Denis, Université de Liège, Belgium
Tuesday, June 23 3:30-3:45 PM Room 4

Abstract: In this article, we present the objectives and first achievements of the PIAF project supported by the European Union and aiming at developing computational and algorithmic thinking in basic education. This project brings together researchers in educational sciences and computer science from four countries (Belgium, France, Germany and Luxembourg) around the theme of teacher training. More concretely, the aim is to define a framework (competency framework, pedagogical scenarios) enabling teachers to (i) appropriate the concept of computational and algorithmic thinking and (ii) implement learning activities that promote the development of this kind of thinking in children.