Author: Jiří Vaníček
Bio Note: Jiří Vaníček is Associate Professor and Head of the Department of Informatics at the Faculty of Education, University of South Bohemia in Cˇeské Budeˇjovice, Czech Republic. He takes care of informatics teaching in elementary and high schools, early-age programming education and computer-assisted learning of mathematics. He has published over 60 scientific papers and over 50 methodological works. He has written six information technology and programming textbooks for elementary and junior high schools. He is a part of an expert group for the innovation of national informatics curricula at the National Institute for Education. Since 2017 he has been the head of the strategic ministerial project PRIM – Support for the Development of Computational Thinking. The main goal of this project is to develop new informatics curricula for all levels of schools (including elementary and kindergarten) and to create a system for the education of teachers in this field. He is country representative of the Czech Republic in the International Bebras Committee. For 11 years he has been organizing the Bebras informatics contest in the Czech Republic.
Affiliation: University of South Bohemia, Czech Republic
Publications in Constructivist Foundations
Vaníček J. (2019) Author’s response: Programming as a playground for computational thinking development. Constructivist Foundations 14(3): 379–381. https://constructivist.info/14/3/379
Vaníček J. (2019) Early programming education based on concept building. Constructivist Foundations 14(3): 360–372. https://constructivist.info/14/3/360