Seminars

See all upcoming seminars in LäsIT and seminar web pages at the homepage for the PhD studentseminars, TDB, Vi2, Theory and Applications Seminars (TAS) @ UpMARC., Department of Mathematics and The Stockholm Logic Seminar.

Half-time seminar
26 August
Kristina von Hausswolff: Hands-on in Computer Programming Education as Practical Thinking
Location: ITC 2414B, Time: 10:15-12:00


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External reviewer: Päivi Kinnunen
Abstract: More and a wider range of students are learning to program as part of their formal education in Sweden as well as in other countries. In computer programming as in other laboratory subjects, the student's practical hands-on learning is important. This project includes both an experiment in a controlled setting and an authentic classroom setting. The theoretical and methodological basis is a pragmatic view of knowledge and learning, resulting in a mixed methodology approach. The research aims at getting insights that could inform teachers in the CS classroom in making appropriate didactical decisions, both at university level and in upper secondary school. Another more general aim is to understand the role of hands-on in learning to program.

The seminar has three main topics. First, the controlled experiment and the results from that study, which is described in paper I and paper II. Second, a qualitative interview study and the results of that, described in paper III and paper IV. Third, the pragmatic philosophical framing that is used to understand learning to program, mainly described in paper IV.

Central to this research is the specific situation when students encounter programming for the first time. The complex dependencies between practice and theory in the computer lab are analyzed from a pragmatic perspective. The focus is on actions and the situational thinking while doing programming, that is, ‘practical thinking’. A pair-programming setting highlights the transactions in this environment which includes the educational setting, the fellow students, the teachers but for this research more importantly the computer environment. The computer environment is here understood as the programming language, the software, and the whole of the Computer Science tradition.

Disputation | PhD defence
28 August
Fredrik Olsson: Inertial motion capture for ambulatory analysis of human movement and balance
Location: ITC 2446, Time: 9:15

Fredrik Olsson will present and defend his PhD thesis Inertial motion capture for ambulatory analysis of human movement and balance

Opponent: Peter H. Veltink, University of Twente, Enschede, The Netherlands

DiVA includes an abstract and the full text of the thesis.

Disputation | PhD defence
4 September
Norberto Patrignani: Teaching Computer Ethics: Steps towards Slow Tech, a Good, Clean, and Fair ICT
Location: ITC 2446, Time: 13:15

Norberto Patrignani will present and defend his PhD thesis Teaching Computer Ethics: Steps towards Slow Tech, a Good, Clean, and Fair ICT.
Opponent: Simon Rogerson, De Montfort University.
Supervisor: Iordanis Kavathatzopoulos.

DiVA includes an abstract and the full text of the thesis.

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