Teaching computer science in the community

Benny Chor*, Assaf Zaritsky

*Corresponding author for this work

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The School of Computer Science at Tel Aviv University, Israel, has initiated and carried out a project titled "Teaching Computer Science in the Community". The project aims to introduce scientific thinking and basic computer science concepts in an informal setting to school children from low socio-economic background. The project is implemented as a single semester undergraduate elective course, in which third year computer science students teach in schools and community centers. Here, we describe the spirit, content, and structure of the course and discuss insight we have gained over the last four years of teaching it.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationDistributed Computing and Internet Technology - 12th International Conference, ICDCIT 2016, Proceedings
EditorsLaxmi Parida, Sanjiva Prasad, Nikolaj Bjørner
PublisherSpringer Verlag
Number of pages7
ISBN (Print)9783319280332
StatePublished - 2016
Event12th International Conference on Distributed Computing and Internet Technology, ICDCIT 2016 - Bhubaneswar, India
Duration: 15 Jan 201618 Jan 2016

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics)
ISSN (Print)0302-9743
ISSN (Electronic)1611-3349


Conference12th International Conference on Distributed Computing and Internet Technology, ICDCIT 2016


FundersFunder number
School of Computer Science
Tel Aviv University
Council for Higher Education


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