Title: Building required ICT profile and a connected research

Authors: Miroslav Hrubý; Miroslava Huclová

Addresses: Department of Communication and Information Systems, University of Defence, Kounicova 65, 66210 Brno, The Czech Republic ' 31st Elementary School in Pilsen, Elišky Krásnohorské 10, 32300 Plzeň, The Czech Republic

Abstract: The authors of the article focused their attention on the upper level of Czech elementary schools. According to their opinion the age interval from 12 to 15 is a crucial period for the acquisition of basic knowledge and skills in the field of ICT. The goal of the article is to give information about a pilot study connected with teaching informatics. Firstly, the definition of the ICT profile is stated and its description is formulated. After this theoretical chapter, the authors proceed to a specific situation in a selected elementary school. The results of a questionnaire survey are presented. This part can serve as a usable feedback to improve the teaching process in the key period in the life of the Czech youth. The text of the article can be a good indication for further research connected with teaching of informatics at the elementary school.

Keywords: information and communications technology; ICT; teaching informatics; elementary schools; elementary education; information technology; Czech Republic; informatics education.

DOI: 10.1504/IJCEELL.2014.063099

International Journal of Continuing Engineering Education and Life-Long Learning, 2014 Vol.24 No.3/4, pp.269 - 285

Published online: 19 Jul 2014 *

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