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PhD Defence: Educational Tools for Teaching Critical Computing Literacy

Please join the PhD defence, Tuesday, 21 March, Karl-Emil Kjær Bilstrup

During his PhD studies, Karl-Emil Kjær Bilstrup investigated how computational tools and educational activities for secondary education can be designed to prompt and scaffold critical reflection on computational technologies. Through combining theories from different research areas, designing prototypes of learning tools and activities, collaborating with teachers in co-design processes, and conducting classroom interventions and lab studies, he explores how complex computational concepts and practices can be taught in Scandinavian classrooms, where the autonomy of individuals, selfactualisation, and citizenships are important values.

The PhD study was completed at Department of Computer Science, Faculty of Natural Sciences, Aarhus University.

This summary was prepared by the PhD student.

Time: Tuesday, 21. March at 14:00
Place: Nygaard (building 5335), room 192, Computer Science, Aarhus University, Åbogade 34, Aarhus N 8200.
Title of PhD thesis: Embodied Computational Empowerment

Contact information: Karl-Emil Kjær Bilstrup, e-mail: keb@au.au.dk,

Members of the assessment committee:
Professor Dag Svanæs, Department of Computer Science, Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Norway

Associate Professor Marianne Kinnula, Faculty of Information Technology and Electrial Engineering, University of Oulu, Finland

Professor Anders Møller (chair), Computer Science Aarhus University, Denmark

Main supervisor:
Professor Marianne Graves Petersen, Computer Science, Aarhus University, Denmark

Associate Professor Niels Olof Bouvin, Computer Science, Aarhus University, Denmark

Language: The PhD dissertation will be defended in English

The defence is public.
The PhD thesis is available for reading at the Graduate School of Natural Sciences/GSNS,

Jens Baggesens Vej 53, building 5221, 8200 Aarhus N.