Melanie Margaritis

Address:Melanie Margaritis (M.Sc.)

Universität Paderborn
 Fakultät für Elektrotechnik,
Informatik und Mathematik
 Fürstenallee 11
 D-33102 Paderborn

+49 5251 60-6603

Fax:+49 5251 60-6336



Short Bioraphy

  • Born1984
  • 2004 - 2006:  b.i.b. international College in Paderborn, Education in Computer Science / specialization in multimedia
  • 2006 - 2010: Bachelor of Computer Science, FH Südwestfalen in Iserlohn
  • 09/2009 - 03/2010: Semester abroad, California State University East Bay, California (USA)
  • 2010 - 2012: Master of Computer Science, University of Paderborn, Germany
  • January 2013 Research Assistant

Projects & Responsibilities

  • Kompetenzen für das Unterrichten in der Infortmatik (KUI), start january 2013
  • Inclusion in Computer Science school lessons - How can pupils with special educational needs be included in CS school lessons
  • Teaching App Programming with App Inventor in High School (Voluntary since Sep. 2014)
  • coolMINT- Working Group, Development of CS Primary School Modules (Since Nov. 2014)

Awards and Grants

  • KoKoHs - Junior Faculty Research Conference (Oct 2014,Berlin, Germany)
  • DDI-Förderpreis für wissenschaftlichen Nachwuchs der GI-Fachgruppe Didaktik (Aug 2014), Springer Link page 617
  • ICER 2014 Doctoral Consortium (Aug 2014, Glasgow, Scotland)



  • Bender, E., Schaper, N., Caspersen, M. E., Margaritis, M., & Hubwieser, P. (2015). Identifying and formulating teachers’ beliefs and motivational orientations for computer science teacher education. Studies in Higher Education, (February), 1–16. doi:10.1080/03075079.2015.1004233
  • Margaritis, M. (2015). Computer Science Pre-service Teachers’ Competencies for Pedagogical Content Knowledge. In D. Slykhuis & G. Marks (Eds.), <cite>Proceedings of Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference 2015</cite> (pp. 2835-2840). Chesapeake, VA: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE). Retrieved June 22, 2016 from
  • Wolf, L., Yadav, A., Good, J., Margaritis, M., & Berges, M. (2015, March). Computer Science (CS) and Computational Thinking (CT) International Perspectives on Developing Student and Teacher Competencies. In Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference (Vol. 2015, No. 1, pp. 7633-7636)
  • Kaddage, F., Magenheim, J.,Margaritis, M. (2015, March). Tools for Mobile Apps Development in Proímary Schools " A Fourth Grader Case Study". In Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference. Vol. 2015. No. 1. 2015.
  • Margaritis, Melanie ; Magenheim, Johannes ; Hubwieser, Peter ; Berges, Marc ; Ohrndorf, Laura ; Schubert, Sigrid
    Development of a competency model for computer science teachers at secondary school level
    Global Engineering Education Conference (EDUCON), 2015 IEEE, DOI: 10.1109/EDUCON.2015.7095973, Publication Year: 2015 , Page(s): 211 - 220
  • Margaritis, Melanie ; Magenheim, Johannes, Pedagogical content knowledge a comparative study between CS pre-service teachers and experienced teachers
    Global Engineering Education Conference (EDUCON), 2015,
    IEEE DOI: 10.1109/EDUCON.2015.7095958, Publication Year: 2015 , Page(s): 102 - 111


  • Melanie Margaritis. 2014. What pedagogical content knowledge competencies do computer science pre-service teachers have?. In Proceedings of the tenth annual conference on International computing education research (ICER '14). ACM, New York, NY, USA, 161-162. DOI=
  • Modeling Competences of Teaching Computer Science in German Schools at High School Level - Theoretical Framework, Curriculum Analysis and Critical Incident Based Expert Interviews (KUI). In KoKoHs Working Papers, [no. 5]. Elena Bender, Niclas Schaper, Melanie Margaritis, Laura Ohrndorf and Sigrid Schubert, KoKoHs Working Papers 5 (2014), Issue: 5 (2014)


  • Competences for Teaching Computer Science. In KoKoHs Working Papers, [no. 4].
    Niclas Schaper, Johannes Magenheim, Sigrid Schubert, Peter Hubwieser, Elena Bender, Melanie Margaritis, et al. KoKoHs Working Papers 3 (2013), Issue: 3 (2013)
  • Marc Berges, Peter Hubwieser, Johannes Magenheim, Elena Bender, Kathrin Bröker, Melanie Margaritis-Kopecki, Jonas Neugebauer, Niclas Schaper, Sigrid Schubert, and Laura Ohrndorf. 2013. Developing a competency model for teaching computer science in schools. In Proceedings of the 18th ACM conference on Innovation and technology in computer science education (ITiCSE '13). ACM, New York, NY, USA, 327-327. DOI=
  • Peter Hubwieser, Marc Berges, Johannes Magenheim, Niclas Schaper, Kathrin Bröker, Melanie Margaritis, Sigrid Schubert, and Laura Ohrndorf. 2013. Pedagogical content knowledge for computer science in German teacher education curricula. In Proceedings of the 8th Workshop in Primary and Secondary Computing Education (WiPSE '13). ACM, New York, NY, USA, 95-103. DOI=


  • SoSe 2015
    • Mobile Learning in Education (in English)
  • WiSe 2014/2015
    • Mobile Learning in Education (in English)
    • Stufenbezogene Unterrichtsmodelle (in German)
      • Betreuung der Gruppe: Inklusion im Informatikunterricht
  • SoSe 2014
    • Mobile Learning in Education (in English)
  • WiSe 2013/2014
    • SoPra-Digitale Medien (in German)
    • Mobile Learning Environment (in English)
    • Java Course (in English)
  • SoSe 2013
    • SoPra-Digitale Medien (in German)

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