Working Groups

We have seven working groups at the conference this year. Working Groups are formed by participants with a common interest in a topic related to the subject matter of the conference. The groups of 4 to about 8 participants are expected to work together electronically and produce a paper of about 15 - 20 pages by August 1. Once the membership application phase has been closed, the Working Groups will begin their work by collaborating on the chosen topic: conducting a literature review, producing software or concepts, or whatever fits the topic. This is an exhilarating experience in working intensively (and productively) over a short time, and producing a report in collaboration with different people. Every Working Group member is obliged to register for and be present at the conference in order to be considered a contributor to the final paper. Participants will present their preliminary results to conference attendees and then submit a final report after the end of the conference.

Working groups:

  1. Constructionist Approaches to Computational Thinking Proposed by Gerald Futschek and Bernhard Standl
      • Buteau Chantal (Brock University, Canada)
      • Andrew Csizmadia (Newman University, UK)
      • Lilia Georgieva (Heriot Watt University, UK)
      • Lina Vinikienė (Vilnius University, Lithuania)
      • Jane Waite (Queen Mary University of London, UK)

  2. Developing Constructionism, or a New Learning Concept, Across the Ages
    Proposed by Don Passey
    • Loice Victorine Atieno (Eotvos Lorand University, Hungary)
    • Wilfried Baumann (Austrian Computer Society, Austria)
    • Valentina Dagienė (Vilnius University, Lithuania)
    • Arūnas Poviliūnas (Vilnius University, Lithuania)
  3. Creating and Looking at Art with Logo eyes 
    Proposed by Jenny Sendova
    • Christos Chytas (University of Oldenburg, Germany)
    • Katarzyna Olędzka (Ośrodek Edukacji Informatycznej i Zastosowań Komputerów, Poland)
    • Ralf Romeike (University of Erlangen-Nuremberg, Germany)
    • Wolfgang Slany (Graz University of Technology, Austria)

  4. The Constructive Strategies in Teaching Humanities with Films
    Proposed by Lilija Duoblienė and Jūratė Baranova
    • Luc Anckaert (KU Leuven, Belgium)
    • Wilfried Baumann (Austrian Computer Society, Austria)
  5. Constructionism in the classroom: creative learning arrangements on computational thinking 
    Proposed by Michael Weigend

    • Kazunari Ito (Aoyama Gakuin University, Japan)
    • Anita Juškevičienė (Vilnius University, Lithuania)
    • Igor Pesek (University of Maribor, Slovenia)
    • Zsuzsa Pluhár (Eotvos Lorand University, Hungary)
    • Jiří Vaníček (University of South Bohemia, Czechia)
  6. Learning to program in a constructionist way 
    Proposed by Mattia Monga
    • Michael Lodi (University of Bologna & INRIA, Italy)
    • Dario Malchiodi (Università degli Studi di Milano, Italy)
    • Anna Morpurgo (Università degli Studi di Milano, Italy)
    • Bernadette Spieler (University of Technology Graz, Austria)
  7. Constructionism in upper secondary and tertiary levels 
    Proposed by Ana Isabel Sacristán 
    • Richard Akrofi Kwabena Baafi (Eotvos Lorand University, Hungary)
    • Lina Kaminskienė (Vytautas Magnus University, Lithuania)
    • Mihael Sabin (University of New Hampshire, USA)