maybe the following is of interest to the topic. first, the description of the
module i am responsible of in the curriculum of master students of technical
informatics and media informatics from this year on (see below). and second, a
link to download a background information from my website referring the field
i'm teaching in (and taught in salzburg) including a description of my courses
that i had called years ago foundations of information science
Designing Technosocial Systems
Fachliche und methodische Kenntnisse: Students acquire, for tayloring their
methodolo- gies of designing socially embedded systems, theoretical knowledge
in the fields of
• Information Ethics • Information concepts • Philosophy of Science •
Science–Technology–Society with special focus on ICTs
Kognitive und praktische Fertigkeiten: Students develop skills • to reflect
different perspectives of computer science • to get aware of impacts of
technology design on society • to understand multi-, inter- and
transdisciplinary needs • to discriminate between mathematical, empirical and
engineering approaches • to choose and tailor the appropriate methodology
• to better master complexity
Soziale Kompetenzen, Innovationskompetenz und Kreativität: Students are
capacitated • to feel comfortable with teams going beyond disciplines • to
respond to the requirement to take social responsibility • to balance formal
and informal requirements
Inhalt: Theoretical foundations: Philosophy of Information (Computing and
Philosophy) and Science-Technology–Society with special focus on ICTs
(Information and Society):
Computing and Philosophy issues: Location of informatics in the classification
of disci- plines; ways of thinking (reduction, projection, dichotomisation,
integration); transdisci- plinarity in science and engineering; information
processing and information generation; system theoretical concepts; computers
and information ethics. Information and Society issues: Information society
theory and empirical studies; global challenges; technological systems as
social systems; the quest for automation and impacts on society (desaster
analysis); design requirements for socially embedded systems; law aspects:
Fachliche und methodische Kenntnisse: Bachelor-level knowledge of computer
systems and information processing in cyber-physical systems.
Kognitive und praktische Fertigkeiten: Bachelor-level Reading and writing
Soziale Kompetenzen, Innovationskompetenz und Kreativität: Interest in inter-
and transdisciplinary issues in information sciences and technology.
Diese Voraussetzungen werden in folgenden Modulen vermittelt:
Verpflichtende Voraussetzungen: Keine.
Angewandte Lehr- und Lernformen und geeignete Leistungsbeurteilung: Lectures
with accompanying practicals in which the students make use of the new
knowledge when applying the different skills and capabilities they have been
trained in on the Bachelor- level. Working in groups is permitted. The students
give presentations of the results, author written reports and perform tests.
Lehrveranstaltungen des Moduls: The course on Computing and Philosophy is
obligatory. Of the other two, one has to be selected.
3.0/2.5 VU Computing and Philosophy 3.0/2.5 VU Information and Society 3.0/2.0
SE Neue Technologien und sozialer Wandel
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Am 06.12.2011 um 16:01 schrieb Gordana Dodig-Crnkovic:
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
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.
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