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2018.03.05 | CCT

Ole Sejer Iversen in Deadline on DR

Ole Sejer Iversen was invited the Danish tv-show Deadline together with Jesper Balslev. During the discussion they touch upon whether the heavy investments in IT (in K9 education) has been productive for children’s learning. In the debate, Ole points out that it is important to distinguish between IT supported learning and Computational…

2018.02.22 | CCT

Upcoming lectures and activities related to Computational Thinking and Design

During March and April there is a number of lectures and activities that relate to CCTD. The list below will be update when further details are available Guest lecture by Nick Montfort | 22 Mar 2018 (Thur) 15.00-17.00, venue Building 5008-138 Abstract: One of the problems that is acute in the digital humanities but also noticeable in many…

The Danish Minister of Education, Merete Riisager (foto, Steen Brogaard)

2018.01.25 | CCT

Computational Thinking and Design to become a mandatory part of curriculum in Danish primary school

The Danish government has announced plans to make Computational Thinking and Design a mandatory part of the danish primary school as a part of the new subject “Technology Comprehension”. The new subject is already being implemented as an experimental subject, and this new bigger effort will start alongside the existing work being led by CCTD.…

Ole Sejer Iversen

2018.01.16 | CCT

New head of CCTD

Professor Ole Sejer Iversen has been appointed as the new head of the Center for Computational Thinking and Design at Aarhus University from the 1st of January 2018. Follow this link to view Ole's profiles which includes his publications and CV. 

2017.10.01 | CCT

Grant awarded for CCTD

Center for Computational Thinking and Design has been awarded a grant of 4 million dkk from IT-Vest (www.it-vest.dk). The grant enables interdisciplinary development of different perspective on Computational Thinking and Design and development of “21st century skills” across different levels of education in Denmark. 

2017.02.09 | CCT

New team member at CCTD

Center for Computational and Design welcomed Nick Nielsen as a research assistant in the beginning of 2017. Nick is a familiar face at the Department of Computer Science, where he recently graduated as a Cand.Scient in ICT Product Development. Nick has a lot of experience teaching through the last 3 ½ years where he has been hired at the…

2016.12.20 | CCT

Computational Thinking fosters growth

The Danish Growth Council has recently mentioned Computational Thinking in the report on qualified labor. In the report Computational Thinking is mentioned as one of five “here and now” recommendations. “Computational Thinking is made an integrated part of the curriculum in relevant educations - both in primary school, secondary school, higher…

The five debaters continuing the conversation after the debate aboard Coding Pirates' IT-Piratskib (pirate ship).

2016.06.16 | Debate

CCT at Folkemødet 2016

Director and associate professor Michael E. Caspersen, Center for Computational Thinking, participated in Folkemødet 2016 (The Peoples Political Festival) on Bornholm, debating informatics in school. It was a lively and great debate, and generally there were very positive attitudes toward introducing informatics in school both as a separate…

2016.04.01 | Ceremony / opening

New Center for Computational Thinking

Department of Computer Science at Aarhus University has established a new Center for Computational Thinking with a focus on developing informatics as a school subject for all and as a general topic in higher education.

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