JTIE 2013, 5(1):89-95 | 10.5507/jtie.2013.013

FUNDAMENTAL IDEAS OF INFORMATICS AND THEIR RELATIONSHIP TO DIDACTICS OF INFORMATICS

Ingrid NAGYOVÁ
Katedra informačních a komunikačních technologií, Pedagogická fakulta OU, Mlýnská 5 701 03, Ostrava, ČR

The teacher of informatics should have a clear idea of the content of informatics, about the subject and the methods of its working and about the forms of its impacts in the world. In mathematics, biology and other courses, the subjects and methods of work are proven for centuries. Main subject of exploration of informatics is only gradually being born and only gentle crystallizes in development.
The impulse for writing this article was the results of the survey from practice for students of information technologies and informatics. They confirm the trend of recent years, when the informatics is perceived in the society as a technical discipline. This article analyzes the various aspects of informatics and tries to formulate the main subject of exploration of this field of human activity. Finding this subject is important for didactics of informatics, because it influences fundamentally the goals and methods of its teaching. Article also presents suggestions for practical guidance to teaching students - future teachers, with the aim give them insight into the theoretical basis of informatics and the boundaries of its exploration and impacts.

Keywords: informatics, education informatics, fundamental ideas of informatics

Published: April 1, 2013

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