How Teaching Informatics Can Contribute to Improving Education in General

Juraj Hromkovic, Regula Lacher, The Education Column by Juraj Hromkovic and Dennis Komm


Current education focuses on teaching facts, models, methods, and skills–
and applying them to solve different tasks. Due to computer science, most
of these tasks can be automized nowadays. As a result, future education has
to change its focus on supporting students in exploring their creativity and
on training critical thinking. In this article, we first explain how one can
support the development in this direction, and then show by some examples
that well-designed computer science textbooks can take a pioneering role in
this process.

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