The goal of the CCSE is to include computing as a natural tool for all science and engineering students from the first semester of their undergraduate studies. Not as a substitute for more traditional approaches, but as an extension of the classical toolbox.
A Norwegian Centre of Excellence
The Centre for Computing in Science Education (CCSE) is hosted by the Department of Physics at the University of Oslo, Norway. The centre is a cooperation between the University of Oslo and the University College of Southeast Norway. Anders Malthe-Sørenssen is the director of CCSE.
CCSE is financed by the Norwegian Agency for International Cooperation and Quality Enhancement in Higher Education (Diku) as a Centre of Excellence over a period of 5 years with the possibility of an additional 5 years after a mid-term evaluation.
Aims and visions
The vision of the centre is to develop a research-based foundation for the integration of computing into basic education and to become an international hub for this activity.
The centre aims to:
- Develop material, approaches and study programs for CSE teaching and learning
- Initiate, support and disseminate research into effective learning and assessment methods
- Implement practices in educations across disciplines in collaboration with key partners