RESULTS OF PISA AND EVALUATION OF COMPUTER SCIENCE EDUCATION

TitleRESULTS OF PISA AND EVALUATION OF COMPUTER SCIENCE EDUCATION
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2013
AuthorsZáhorec, Ján, Hašková, A, Munk, M, Bílek, M
JournalJournal of Baltic Science Education
Volume12
Issue2
Start Page234-248
Date PublishedJune/2013
Type of ArticleOriginal article
ISSN1648-3898
Other NumbersICID: 1048530
Keywordscurrent state of computer science education, evaluation of informatics teaching, international comparison, monitoring of students` scientific literacy, strengths and weaknesses of informatics teaching
Abstract

In the PISA scientific literacy monitoring carried out in 2006 and 2009 Slovak students achieved results below the OECD average scores while Czech students achieved significantly better results. Following the PISA results there was carried out a research aimed at evaluation of the current state of computer science education/informatics teaching at an upper secondary school level in both countries and moreover also in Belgium. In all three concerned countries a lack of textbooks of an appropriate quality was identified as a main weakness. Further identified weaknesses were: in Slovakia a problem of a lack of tasks attractive for students, in the Czech Republic a weak attractiveness of the teacher's presentation of new material for students and identically to Belgium a lack of engagement of students in tasks solved in class. Positively evaluated was: in Slovakia attractiveness of the curriculum and methods of new material presentation by teachers, and in the Czech Republic and Belgium clarity of the teacher’s presentation of new curriculum.

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