Workshop "Learning Computational Thinking from Kindergarten to University: Experience reports and scalability"

EIAH 2019 - 4th June 2019 - Paris

Context and aims of the workshop

This workshop on Computer Science Education is a follow-up of previous issues in the French community (Orphée RDV, EIAH 2017, RJC-EIAH 2018). For the first time, this workshop will be co-organized with the ANR projet IE CARE (Informatics at school, 3-16 years) and IFIP TC3 - ICT and Education. The main objective of this workshop series is to gather a community interested in teaching / learning Computational Thinking (CT) and coding skills from kindergarten to university to share views and achieve a common understanding of Issues, challenges and ways forward. There is a massive introduction to CT and coding in schools in France (from primary to high school levels), and one can witness similar moves at varying degrees in Switzerland, Belgium… Other countries have already deployed this kind of subject at large, like UK or Italy.

We would like to take the opportunity of this joint organization, to share views and concerns about teaching CT and coding at scale, through experience feedbacks and reports of the participants. We particularly welcome contributions about the implementation of this subjects in classes and their assessment as well as teacher training and coaching / scaffolding.

We will take the opportunity of the workshop to initiate the writing of a synthesis article based on the contributions for submission to STICEF (French speaking journal) and / or Education and Information Technologies Journal.

The contributions could address the following issues:

  • Teaching / learning Computational Thinking and programming.
  • Teacher training and coaching / scaffolding.
  • Production, evaluation and diffusion of tools and educative resources.


Submissions should be 4 to 8 pages long in PDF following the LNCS format. The article will go through a double review by the scientific committee. Articles can be submitted in French or English. Accepted papers can also be presented in both languages.

Participation to the workshop implies a registration, French speaking participants are also very welcome to register to the EIAH 2019 conference.

Submission should be sent to

Important dates

  • Submissions : 31 March 2019
  • Review status : 26 April 2019
  • Final versions : 24 May 2019
  • Workshop : 4 June 2019


Registration can be done one the main conference site

  • Participation fee (one day workshop only): 60€

Organizing committee

  • Christophe Reffay, Université de Franche-Comté, France
  • Fahima Djelil, Université de Haute Alsace, Mulhouse
  • Maud Plumettaz-Sieber, Université de Fribourg, Suisse
  • Yvan Peter, Université de Lille, France
  • Yann Secq, Université de Lille, France
  • Julien Broisin, Université de Toulouse, France

Scientific committee

  • Yvan Peter, Université de Lille, France
  • Christophe Reffay, Université de Franche-Comté, France
  • Ivan Kalas, Comenius University, Slovakia
  • Yoshiaki Matsuzawa, Aoyama Gakuin University, Japan
  • Valentina Dagiene, Vilnius University, Lithuania
  • Fahima Djelil, Université de Haute Alsace, France
  • Miroslava Černochová, Charles University, Czech Republic
  • Olivier Goletti, Université Catholique de Louvain, Belgique
  • Yann Secq, Université de Lille, France
  • Julien Broisin, Université de Toulouse, France
  • Julien Gossa, Université de Strasbourg, France
  • Valérie Brasse, IS4RI / Graine2Tech, France
  • Mary Webb, King’s College London
  • Cédric Fluckiger, Université de Lille, France
  • Martin Quinson, ENS Rennes, France
  • Eric Bruillard, Université Paris 5 (Descartes), France