Sciences, computing, informatics: who is the keeper of the real faith?

Laura Benvenuti, P.E. van der Vet

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    Abstract

    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.
    Original languageUndefined
    Title of host publicationComputer Science Education Research Conference, CSERC 2011
    EditorsGerrit C. van der Veer, P. Sloep, M. van Eekelen
    Place of PublicationHeerlen, the Netherlands
    PublisherOpen Universiteit
    Pages73-78
    Number of pages6
    ISBN (Print)978-90-358-1987-0
    Publication statusPublished - 7 Apr 2011

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    Keywords

    • METIS-284896
    • Cultural Differences
    • Computer Science Education
    • EWI-20236
    • Intellectual Discipline
    • Information Science Education
    • IR-78519

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    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.