Hi All, One way of looking at the question of curriculum would be from the point of view of what already exists of education in the Foundations of Information.
Are there any courses which might be a part of such a curriculum? To start with I can tell about the course I have, which does not cover much of Science of information, but there are several connections. As I work at the computer science department, my perspective is computational. For me computing is information processing and information is that which is processed, and that which is a result of processing. Processing may be done by a machine or by an organism or anything else - the whole of nature computes (processes information) in different ways. As info-computationalist, I believe that information is unthinkable without computation. So the course is on Computing and Philosophy but addresses Philosophy of Information and Science of Information as well and topics on evolution of life, intelligence (natural and artificial), consciousness, etc. http://www.idt.mdh.se/kurser/comphil I believe it would be good to have a course on the foundations of information science for people in the computing. Information and computation are completely entangled! And this gives also an opportunity to introduce other fields into computing, to contribute to building bridges and facilitating inter-disciplinary/ cross-disciplinary/ trans-disciplinary learning. This is not as ambitious as the original question, but can help understanding where we are now and where we want to be. Best wishes, Gordana http://www.mrtc.mdh.se/~gdc/ From: fis-boun...@listas.unizar.es [mailto:fis-boun...@listas.unizar.es] On Behalf Of Stanley N Salthe Sent: den 5 december 2011 20:53 To: fis Subject: Re: [Fis] Discussion of Information Science Education And it could feature in 'Science for Non-Majors' courses as well. STAN On Mon, Dec 5, 2011 at 12:44 PM, Guy A Hoelzer <hoel...@unr.edu<mailto:hoel...@unr.edu>> wrote: Hi All, I agree with those who are suggesting that Information Science makes sense as a widely useful way to think about different scientific disciplines even if we don't have a strong consensus on how to define 'information'. I think there is enough coherence among views of 'information' to underpin the unity and universality of the approach. Perhaps Information Science is less a discipline of its own and more of a common approach to understanding that can be applied across disciplines. While I can imagine good courses focusing on Information Science, it might be most productive to include a common framework for information-based models/viewpoints across the curriculum. Guy Hoelzer _______________________________________________ fis mailing list email@example.com<mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org> https://webmail.unizar.es/cgi-bin/mailman/listinfo/fis
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