Department of Information Technology

Research Aspects on Computer Science

Formal course plan


After the course the students should be capable to:

  • use a reference system and other scholarly traditions in their writing
  • discuss what computer science means and different ways the area could be understood
  • describe theories of learning of computer science
  • apply these concepts in a project in computer science education.


Part 1:
Originality and plagiarism in research. Applications in scientific writing. Reference systems.

Part 2:
Teaching and learning of computer science. Learning theories. Research in computer science education. Current research topics in computer science education: gender research, critical theories, socio-cultural theories, qualitative research.

Part 3:
Individual or group project.


Lectures, discussions, seminar.


Projects, assignments and discussions. A small written exam.



Updated  2008-10-27 14:48:16 by Anders Berglund.