Computing, or informatics as we call it in Europe, covers many areas. In this paper we will discuss an important difference between two of these areas: software engineering and information systems. Epistemology, the study of the question: "What grounds can we justifiably have for believing the truth of assertions about reality?", is complex in informatics. This question has different answers, depending on the area we investigate. Curricula in informatics do not discuss this difference explicitly. In our opinion, they should.
|Title of host publication||Computer Science Education Research Conference, CSERC 2011|
|Editors||Gerrit C. van der Veer, P. Sloep, M. van Eekelen|
|Place of Publication||Heerlen, the Netherlands|
|Number of pages||6|
|Publication status||Published - 7 Apr 2011|
- Cultural Differences
- Computer Science Education
- Intellectual Discipline
- Information Science Education
Benvenuti, L., & van der Vet, P. E. (2011). Sciences, computing, informatics: who is the keeper of the real faith? In G. C. van der Veer, P. Sloep, & M. van Eekelen (Eds.), Computer Science Education Research Conference, CSERC 2011 (pp. 73-78). Heerlen, the Netherlands: Open Universiteit.