Michael T. Rücker, M.Ed.

Michael T. Rücker, M.Ed.Humboldt-Universität zu BerlinPhD studentMichael T. Rücker, M.Ed. Address: Rudower Chaussee 25, Room 3.407
Phone: +49 30 2093-3188
Email: rueckerm@informatik.hu-berlin.de

    Michael Rücker received his Master's degree in Education from Humboldt-Universität in Spring 2014. His teaching subjects are Computer Science and English. His Bachelor's thesis explores a task-based approach to teaching introductory programming at shools, for which he transfered concepts from English to computer science education. His Master's thesis proposes and partially evaluates a spiral curriculum for teaching Petri Nets at secondary schools. For this, he also developed a Petri Net editor specifically designed for the use at schools.

    Michael joined the research group of Prof. Pinkwart in June 2014. His research focuses on children's perceptions, conceptions and mental models of computing systems.


    [7] M. T. Rücker, N. Pinkwart (2018). "How Else Should It Work?" A Grounded Theory of Pre-College Students' Understanding of Computing Devices. ACM Transactions on Computing Education, 19(1).
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    [6] M. T. Rücker, N. Pancratz, C. Gold-Veerkamp, N. Pinkwart, T. Brinda (2017). Alltagsvorstellungen in der Informatik: Erhebungsmethodik und Implikationen für den Unterricht. In I. Diethelm, ed., Informatische Bildung zum Verstehen und Gestalten der digitalen Welt: 17. GI-Fachtagung Informatik und Schule (pp. 393--401). Bonn, Gesellschaft für Informatik.
    [5] M. T. Rücker, N. Pinkwart (2017). The things that belong: a grounded theory study of student categorizations of complex technical artifacts. International Journal of Technology and Design Education, 28(3).
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    [4] M. T. Rücker, N. Pinkwart (2017). Towards a grounded theory of how students identify computing. In WiPSCE '17 - Proceedings of the 12th Workshop on Primary and Secondary Computing Education (pp. 111--112). New York, NY, USA, ACM.
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    [3] M. Rücker, N. Pinkwart (2015). Review and Discussion of Children's Conceptions of Computers. Journal of Science Education and Technology.
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    [2] M. Rücker (2014). Petrinetze in der Schule - Ein Spiralcurriculum für die Sekundarstufen I und II. Master Thesis. Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, Department of Informatics.
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    [1] M. Rücker, N. Pinkwart (2014). Petri Nets in Secondary CS Education. In WiPSCE '14 - Proceedings of the 9th Workshop in Primary and Secondary Computing Education (pp. 138--139).
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