IT8007 - Research in Computing Education


Lessons are not given in the academic year 2023/2024

Course content

Advanced research issues related to Computing Education. The course includes the study of challenges and approaches to computing education in different educational contexts, identifying differences and commonalities. Admission to the course is based on an application process.

Learning outcome

Students are expected to gain knowledge, competencies and skills needed to participate and set up research in the area of Computing Education. Knowledge: In-depth knowledge of research in computing education. Students are expected to gain advanced knowledge about the state of the art in computing education, including research and practice, in terms of theories, methods, and technology. Skills: Ability to apply the acquired knowledge as part of the student's PhD program. General competence: Ability to reflect over the subject in relation to the student's PhD work and in a broader social context.

Learning methods and activities

Seminars, colloquia and self-study as agreed. The students will prepare and submit a research plan in the area of IT education. Feedback from course staff will be given on a draft version of the plan. Participation to seminars and colloquia is compulsory. For lectures to be organized, at least 3 students must take the course.

Course materials

The syllabus is based on research papers in Computing Education. The more detailed syllabus will be defined in collaboration with the presenters and will be available in time for preparatory reading.

More on the course



Version: 1
Credits:  7.5 SP
Study level: Doctoral degree level



Language of instruction: English

Location: Trondheim

Subject area(s)
  • Computer Science
  • Pedagogical knowledge
Contact information

Department with academic responsibility
Department of Computer Science


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