Best Practices in Education Award
To promote teaching quality in Informatics, Informatics Europe every year presents the Best Practices in Education Award.
The Award recognizes outstanding European educational initiatives that improve the quality of Informatics teaching and the attractiveness of the discipline, and that can be applied beyond their institutions of origin.
The 2017 Award
The 2017 Award is devoted to curriculum and professional development initiatives for making Informatics education available to all, The Award will honour original contributions that emphasize successful initiatives for teaching of informatics fundamentals in one of the following areas:
- Reaching out to non-traditional audiences, e.g., in continuing professional development or to senior citizens.
- Educating the general public, e.g., with respect to data security and privacy.
- Including Informatics education in other curricula, e.g., in general teacher training
About the Award
The Award is sponsored by Microsoft and carries a prize of EUR 5,000
The Award can be given to an individual or to a group. To be eligible, participants must be located in one of the member or candidate member countries of the Council of Europe (www.coe.int), or Israel. Members of the Informatics Europe Board and of the Award Committee are not eligible.
The Award Committee will review and evaluate each proposal. It reserves the right to split the prize between at most two different proposals (individuals or teams).
- Jan Vahrenhold, Westfälische Wilhelms-Universität Münster (Chair)
- Mordechai Ben-Ari, Weizmann Institute of Science
- Michael E. Caspersen, Aarhus University
- Kathi Fisler, Brown University
- Lisa Kaczmarczyk, Lisa Kaczmarczyk PhD Consulting LLC
- Aiko Pras, University of Twente
Click here for the 2017 Call for submissions.