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Computing at School in Sweden – Experiences from Introducing Computer Science within Existing Subjects [chapter]

Fredrik Heintz, Linda Mannila, Karin Nygårds, Peter Parnes, Björn Regnell
2015 Lecture Notes in Computer Science  
In Sweden, several current initiatives by researchers and teachers aim at finding ways of working with computing within the current curriculum.  ...  In this paper we present case studies based on a selection of these initiatives from four major regions in Sweden and based on these case studies we present our ideas for how to move forward on introducing  ...  We have in this paper only reported activities that we are directly involved, but there are several other initiatives in Sweden that focus on the introduction of programming and computer science to young  ... 
doi:10.1007/978-3-319-25396-1_11 fatcat:ai3x6jt4czhpdkggqfcb33dyq4

Introducing Programming and Digital Competence in Swedish K-9 Education [chapter]

Fredrik Heintz, Linda Mannila, Lars-Åke Nordén, Peter Parnes, Björn Regnell
2017 Lecture Notes in Computer Science  
The role of computer science and IT in Swedish schools has varied throughout the years.  ...  In June 2016, Skolverket handed over a proposal introducing digital competence and programming as interdisciplinary traits, also providing explicit formulations in subjects such as mathematics (programming  ...  Teachers throughout the country are experimenting and sharing experiences from introducing programming in different subjects, ranging from languages to handicraft and music. Heintz et. al.  ... 
doi:10.1007/978-3-319-71483-7_10 fatcat:5spq5walcraidmppiblc44iuiy

A Modality-Adaptive Method for Segmenting Brain Tumors and Organs-at-Risk in Radiation Therapy Planning [article]

Mikael Agn , Michael J. Lundemann, Anastasia Papadaki (5 and 6), Steffi Thust, Koen Van Leemput Department of Applied Mathematics and Computer Science, Technical University of Denmark, Denmark, Radiation Physics, Department of Hematology, Oncology and Radiation Physics, Skåne University Hospital, Lund, Sweden, Danish Research Centre for Magnetic Resonance, Copenhagen University Hospital Hvidovre (+25 others)
2018 arXiv   pre-print
In this paper we present a method for simultaneously segmenting brain tumors and an extensive set of organs-at-risk for radiation therapy planning of glioblastomas.  ...  The proposed method may be a valuable step towards automating the delineation of brain tumors and organs-at-risk in glioblastoma patients undergoing radiation therapy.  ...  (B.1) is a so-called quadratic programming problem, for which an implementation is directly available in MAT-LAB.  ... 
arXiv:1807.10588v2 fatcat:7lxbgom24vby3k24t5jkgfcmxq

International Trends in K–12 Computer Science Curricula Through Comparative Analysis: Implications for the Primary Curricula

Michiyo Oda, Yoko Noborimoto, Tatsuya Horita
2021 International Journal of Computer Science Education in Schools  
Three approaches to implementing computer science education into the country-wide curriculum were found: introducing computer science (a) as an independent subject, (b) within multiple subjects, and/or  ...  The purpose of this study was to identify international trends in K–12 computer science curricula in countries that have introduced computer science education.  ...  The second approach was integrating computer science within multiple subjects (Finland, France, and Sweden).  ... 
doi:10.21585/ijcses.v4i4.102 fatcat:xghhzezqafaulj4vnwisa6g3ty

Encouraging more women into computer science: Initiating a single-sex intervention program in Sweden

Gerd Brandell, Svante Carlsson, Håkan Ekblom, Ann-Charlotte Nord
1997 Mathematics Education Research Journal  
The fields of computer science and computer engineering are dominated by men. In Sweden, this is more accentuated than in many other countries.  ...  Important observations made during the process included the considerable interest in mathematics and curiosity about computer science found among female students at the secondary school level, and the  ...  The fields of computer science and computer engineering are dominated by men. In Sweden, this is more accentuated than in many other countries.  ... 
doi:10.1007/bf03217321 fatcat:qsmddmoxcfe7ppwnkicy7k3t4q

Teacher Pioneers in the Introduction of Computing Technology in the Swedish Upper Secondary School [chapter]

Lennart Rolandsson
2011 IFIP Advances in Information and Communication Technology  
The paper elaborates on programming and computing 1970 to 1983 in the Swedish upper secondary school. Articles from contemporary journals and firsthand text sources are used.  ...  The diffusion of computer technology was substantiated in a curriculum for computing in natural sciences, which embraced programming.  ...  school in Västerås, Sweden [2] .  ... 
doi:10.1007/978-3-642-23315-9_18 fatcat:332cuwsssjbuhjj3dblh6mxcou

Teaching computational thinking in primary schools: Worldwide trends and teachers' attitudes

Valentina Dagienė, Tatjana Jevsikova, Gabrielė Stupurienė, Anita Juskevicienė
2022 Computer Science and Information Systems  
This paper aims to study the worldwide tendencies of teaching CT through computing in primary education and primary school teachers? understanding of CT.  ...  In order to identify teachers? understanding-level of CT and its integration approach in the class activities, a case study of 110 in-service teachers from 6 countries has been performed.  ...  The authors also gratefully acknowledge the support of the Nordic Research Council through the Nordplus programme of transverse actions, in particular, the funding of the project "Scaffolding Computational  ... 
doi:10.2298/csis201215033d fatcat:x5ayqdi2k5h3jbpj3q4tjz22ve

Education recoded: policy mobilities in the international 'learning to code' agenda

Ben Williamson, Annika Bergviken Rensfeldt, Catarina Player-Koro, Neil Selwyn
2018 Journal of Education Policy  
and curricula in England, Sweden and Australia.  ...  This paper maps and traces the evolution of the organizational networks in each country in order to provide a comparative analysis of computing in schools as an exemplar of accelerated, transnationalizing  ...  BW acknowledges the assistance of Bethan Mitchell in data collection.  ... 
doi:10.1080/02680939.2018.1476735 fatcat:f6jbsu2rtvclrktxvqc6txtse4

Changing Computer Programming Education: The Dinosaur That Survived in School: An Explorative Study about Educational Issues Based on Teachers' Beliefs and Curriculum Development in Secondary School

L. Rolandsson
2013 2013 Learning and Teaching in Computing and Engineering  
Computer programming was first introduced to the NSP within a specific alignment for informatics. Later it was introduced in other programmes as well, within experimental work.  ...  Apart from teachers with experience from vocational education in ADP it was common to use teachers from DataSaab in technical subjects.  ... 
doi:10.1109/latice.2013.47 dblp:conf/latice/Rolandsson13 fatcat:egqkz7c3avd3riououy5mfaphi

Sports Technology Education at Mid Sweden University

Mikael Bäckström, Mats Tinnsten, Andrey Koptyug, Lars-Erik Rännar, Peter Carlsson, Jonas Danvind, Håkan Wiklund
2013 Procedia Engineering  
The Department unites researches with a background in both natural sciences and engineering disciplines, having a wide experience of working with and within the industry, equally active in research and  ...  In present paper we would like to share some experiences of building new education in Sports Technology at Mid Sweden University and the results of 10 years of successfully running it in Östersund.  ...  In the courses Computer aided Engineering, Design and Virtual Prototypes, Statistics and Dynamic Modeling students are introduced to and learn to work with the modern computer modeling and finite element  ... 
doi:10.1016/j.proeng.2013.07.037 fatcat:dofwvkipfzfrfjnaxjgyhh4v2u

Science education, the science curriculum and PISA 2006 [chapter]

2009 TemaNord  
A pupil who does not fulfil the goals in a subject quite simply doesn't receive a grade. Within a couple of years a new grading scale will be introduced in Sweden.  ...  In Sweden goals are written so that schools can choose if they teach science subjects separately or as an integrated subject.  ...  Norway and Sweden.  ... 
doi:10.6027/9789289332460-3-en fatcat:evq6qtj4dna7hpc3ut2pqnqrtu

Technology Comprehension — Combining computing, design, and societal reflection as a national subject

Ari Tuhkala, Marie-Louise Wagner, Ole Sejer Iversen, Tommi Kärkkäinen
2019 International Journal of Child-Computer Interaction  
The subject consists of learning objectives related to computing, design, and societal reflection and was first introduced as an elective course in 13 schools to investigate how it could be integrated  ...  This article considers the implementation of a new learning subject "Technology Comprehension" into lower secondary schools in Denmark, as part of an initiative by the Danish Ministry of Education.  ...  Conflict of interest The authors declare that there is no conflict of interest in this paper.  ... 
doi:10.1016/j.ijcci.2019.03.004 fatcat:fqato5m5uzf3lbstvx4woh4v4q

Digital competences in Nordic teacher education

Sanne Lisborg, Vici Daphne Händel, Vibeke Schrøder, Mads Middelboe Rehder
2021 Nordic Journal of Comparative and International Education  
Digital competences have developed from an information and communication technology perspective to also include a critical, social, and creative understanding of digital technologies and computing competences  ...  We investigate how digital competences are being integrated into teacher education (TE) across the Nordic countries - Denmark, Sweden, Norway, and Finland in this article.  ...  Acknowledgements Thanks to our participants from Sweden, Norway, and Finland for participating in our study.  ... 
doi:10.7577/njcie.4295 fatcat:ncephlcp2vfcvckarcnm27p4ai

Study Programs in Medical Informatics at Linköping University

Ove Wigertz, Hans Åhlfeldt
1995 IMIA Yearbook of Medical Informatics  
years) in medical informatics and biomedical engineering at Linkoping University. 1) Three years (120 credits) with training in mathematics, physics, electronics, and computer science, 2) courses within  ...  medical faculties in Sweden.  ... 
doi:10.1055/s-0038-1638027 fatcat:nlre6pp7dvdjbpoxhfjuxfdus4

Towards a three-part heuristic framework for technology education

Charlotta Nordlöf, Per Norström, Gunnar Höst, Jonas Hallström
2021 International Journal of Technology and Design Education  
Existing philosophical frameworks of technological knowledge have not been used to any great extent in technology education.  ...  We discuss how this tripod relates to a selection of epistemological views within the philosophy of technology.  ...  Introduction From the 1980s onwards, countries all over the world have introduced technology as a school subject.  ... 
doi:10.1007/s10798-021-09664-8 fatcat:cmhodliwrnanfputnmju3363ra
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