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Gap analysis of Technology Comprehension in K12 Education in Denmark

With this report the Association of Danish Universities (Danske Universiteter) and Association of University Colleges (for teachers’ trainers) have joint forces to enlighten decision making and strengthen Technology Comprehension in K12 education in Denmark.

The report

The report contains an Executive summary and three main parts each presenting a gap analysis of three development goals:

  1. Establishment of national Center of Excellence
  2. Technology comprehension as a new subject with progression from K1 to K12
  3. Accredited Teachers Training Programmes

  • Access the full statement of purpose with 6 development goals through this link (in Danish).

  • Access the full report through this link (in Danish).

Each part of the report is structured as a gap analysis that contains three steps.

The first step is a mapping of research and education initiatives in Denmark from 2017 to July 2020 within K12 Technology Comprehension education. Some international experiences are described to bring perspective. Technology Comprehension competences are defined in the Governmental experiment on Technology Comprehension in Danish Schools as: Digital construction, design, empowerment and computational thinking. The second step is a description of the gap between the three goals and the current initiatives identified by research and field experts. And third is presentation of the recommendations and new initiatives suggested by same group of experts.

Project domain of research

Mapping and review of research and education initiatives. Policy in the field of primary and secondary education. 

The overall contribution of this project is knowledge transfer; Putting research on computational thinking and design in education into practice at national scale.

Project owner

Ole Sejer Iversen

Professor School of Communication and Culture - Department of Digital Design and Information Studies

Project Participants

  • Katrine Holm Kanstrup, Chief Consultant, CCTD at Aarhus University
  • Mikkel Hjorth, PhD and lektor, VIA University College
  • Ditte Basballe, PhD and consultant, VIA University College
  • Michael Caspersen, CEO, It-vest
  • Bettina Lundgaard Hansen, Chief of Development, It-vest 

Project Partners

  • Association of Danish Universities
  • Association of University Colleges in DK