Dr. Katerina Tsarava

Katerina Tsarava ist Postdoktorandin im Forschungsbereich der Computer Science Education. Sie ist Teil der wissenschaftlichen Begleitung der Hector Kinderakademien, einem extracurricularen Enrichment-Programm zur Förderung besonders begabter und hochbegabter Kinder in Baden-Württemberg.

Curriculum Vitae

seit 2021
Postdoktorandin

Hector-Institut für Empirische Bildungsforschung, Universität Tübingen

2020
Promotion im Fach Kognitionswissenschaft (Dr. rer. nat.)

Universität Tübingen, Betreuung: Prof. Dr. Martin V. Butz, Dr. Korbinian Möller

2020-2021
wissenschaftliche Mitarbeiterin / Doktorandin

Hector-Institut für Empirische Bildungsforschung, Universität Tübingen

seit 2017
Assoziiertes Mitglied des LEAD Graduate School & Research Network

Universität Tübingen

2016-2020
wissenschaftliche Mitarbeiterin / Doktorandin

Leibniz Institut für Wissensmedien, Tübingen

2014-2016
Studium der Informatik - Informations- und Kommunikationstechnologien im Bildungswesen (M.Sc.)

Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Thessaloniki, Griechenland

2013-2014
Jährliches Pädagogisches Trainingsprogramm

Hochschule für pädagogische und technologische Bildung, Kozani, Griechenland

2007-2013
Studium der Angewandter Informatik (B.Sc.)

University of Macedonia, Thessaloniki, Griechenland

Publikationen

Zeitschriftenartikel

Proceedings

  • Tsarava, K., Ninaus, M. Hannemann, T., Volná, Moeller, K., & Brom, C. (2020). Fostering Knowledge of Computer Viruses among Children: The Effects of a Lesson with a Cartoon Series. In Koli Calling '20: Proceedings of the 20th Koli Calling International Conference on Computing Education Research (Koli Calling '20). Association for Computing Machinery, New York, NY, USA, Article 10, 1–9. https://doi.org/10.1145/3428029.3428033
  • Leifheit, L., Tsarava, K., Ninaus, M., Ostermann, K., Golle, J., Trautwein, U., & Moeller, K. (2020). SCAPA: Development of a Questionnaire Assessing Self-Concept and Attitudes Toward Programming. Proceedings of the 25th Annual Conference on Innovation and Technology in Computer Science Education - ITiCSE 2020. ACM. https://doi.org/10.1145/3341525.3387415
  • Tsarava, K., Leifheit, L., Ninaus, M., Román-González, M., Butz, M. V., Golle, J., Trautwein, U., & Moeller, K. (2019). Cognitive Correlates of Computational Thinking: Evaluation of a Blended Unplugged/Plugged-In Course. Proceedings of WiPSCE ’19: Workshop in primary and Secondary Computing Education (WiPSCE ’19) (Article No. 24). New York, NY, USA: ACM. https://dx.doi.org/10.1145/3361721.3361729
  • Leifheit, L., Tsarava, K., Moeller, K., Ostermann, K., Golle, J., Trautwein, U., & Ninaus, M. (2019). Development of a Questionnaire on Self-concept, Motivational Beliefs, and Attitude Towards Programming. Proceedings of WiPSCE ’19: Workshop in Primary and Secondary Computing Education (WiPSCE ’19) (Article No. 26). New York, NY, USA: ACM. https://dx.doi.org/10.1145/3361721.3361730 
  • Ninaus, M., Tsarava, K., & Moeller, K. (2019). A Pilot Study on the Feasibility of Dynamic Difficulty Adjustment in Game-Based Learning Using Heart-Rate. Proceedings of Games and Learning Alliance conference (GALA 2019) - Lecture Notes in Computer Science (pp. 117-128). Springer. https://dx.doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-34350-7_12
  • Appel, T., Sevcenko, N., Wortha, F., Tsarava, K., Moeller, K., Ninaus, M., Kasneci, E., & Gerjets, P. (2019). Predicting Cognitive Load in an Emergency Simulation Based on Behavioral and Physiological Measures. In W. Gao, H.M.L. Meng, M. Turk, S.R. Fussel, B. Schuller, Y. Song, & K. Yu (Eds.), Proceedings of the 21st ACM International Conference on Multimodal Interaction ICMI ’19 (pp. 154-163). New York, NY, USA: ACM. https://doi.org/10.1145/3340555.3353735
  • Barrocas, R., Ninaus, M., Tsarava, K., Gawrilow, C., Lachmair, M., Roesch, S., & Moeller, K. (2019). Digits grasp digits: Numbers on your fingertips. Proceedings of the 11th International Conference on Education and New Learning Technologies (EDULEARN19) (pp. 7165-7174). Barcelona, Valencia: IATED Academy. https://doi.org/10.21125/edulearn.2019.1714  
  • Tsarava, K., Moeller, K., & Ninaus, M. (2019). Board Games for Training Computational Thinking. Proceedings of Games and Learning Alliance conference (GALA 2018) - Lecture Notes in Computer Science (pp. 1–11). Springer Nature Switzerland AG. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-11548-7_9 conference (GALA 2018) - Lecture Notes in Computer Science. Springer.
  • Tsarava, K., & Leifheit, L. (2019). Computational Thinking with CS unplugged. In L. Cassone, M. Romero, T. Vieville, C. De Smet, & M. Ndiaye (Eds.), Proceedings of ANR #CreaMaker workshop: co-creativity, robotics and maker education (pp. 15-17). Nice, France: Université Côte d’Azur.
  • Stergiou, C., Plageras, A. P., Psannis, K. E., Xifilidis, T., Kokkonis, G., Kontogiannis, S., Tsarava, K., & Sapountzi, A. (2018). Proposed High Level Architecture of a Smart Interconnected Interactive Classroom. In 2018 South-Eastern European Design Automation, Computer Engineering, Computer Networks and Society Media Conference (SEEDA_CECNSM) (pp. 1-6). IEEE. https://doi.org/10.23919/SEEDA-CECNSM.2018.8544922
  • Tsarava, K., Moeller, K., Pinkwart, N., Butz, M., Trautwein, U., & Ninaus, M. (2017). Training computational thinking: Game-based unplugged and plugged-in activities in primary school. Proceedings of the 11th European Conference on Game Based Learning (pp. 687-695). Reading, UK: Academic Conferences and Publishing International Limited.
  • Tsarava, K., Markaki, E., Demetriadis, S., & Patila, S. (2015). “Creating in ScratchJr with tablets: Collaborative Activities for A Junior”. Proceedings of the 4th Panhellenic Scientific Conference “Integration and Use of ICT in Education”, 30th October-1st November 2015, Thessaloniki, Greece.
  • Markaki, E., & Tsarava, K. (2015). "Collaborative Activities with Cloud Computing Tools  for Teacher Training in the Educational Use of Youtube". Proceedings of the 4th Panhellenic Scientific Conference “Integration and Use of ICT in the Educational Process”, 30th October-1st November 2015, Thessaloniki, Greece.
  • Tsarava, K., Halkidis, S. T., Venardos, P., & Stephanides, G. (2013). Teaching basic calculus using SAGE. Strategic Role of Tertiary Education and Technologies for Sustainable Competitive Advantage. https://doi.org/10.4018/978-1-4666-4233-1.ch014

Konferenzbeiträge

  • Tsarava, K., Ninaus, M., Hannemann, T., Volná, K., Moeller, K., & Brom, C. (2020, October). Teaching primary school children about computer viruses: preliminary results of an intervention study. In Proceedings of the 15th Workshop on Primary and Secondary Computing Education (WiPSCE '20). Essen, Germany Online Conference. [Poster]
  • Tsarava, K. (2020, November). Computational Thinking: Teaching Approaches, Assessment & Cognitive Correlates. Invited talk at the Department of Primary Education at the University of Western Macedonia, Greece. [Invited Talk]
  • Tsarava, K., Leifheit, L., Ninaus, M, Roman-Gonzalez, M., Golle, J., Trautwein, U., & Möller, K. (2019, October). Cognitive Correlates of Computational Thinking in Elementary School. 14th Workshop in Primary and Secondary Computing Education (WiPSCE). Glasgow, UK. [Talk]
  • Tsarava, K., & Leifheit, L. (2019, April). Computational Thinking with CS unplugged. Invited talk at ANR #CreaMaker workshop: co-creativity, robotics and maker education. Nice, France. [Invited Talk]
  • Tsarava, K., Moeller, K., & Ninaus, M. (2018, December). Board Games for Training Computational Thinking. 7th International Games and Learning Alliance conference – GALA2018. Palermo, Italy. [Talk]
  • Tsarava, K., Leifheit, L., Moeller, K., & Ninaus, M. (2018, October). "Crabs & Turtles: A Series of Computational Adventures". 12th European Conference on Game Based Learning. Sophia Antipolis, France. [Talk]
  • Tsarava, K., Moeller, K., & Ninaus, M. (2018, July). Design and Game-Experience Evaluation of Three Games to Foster Computational Thinking. 2nd Virtual Environments: Current TOpics in Psychological Research (VECTOR) Workshop 2018. Tübingen. [Poster]
  • Tsarava, K., Moeller, K., Pinkwart, N., Butz, M., Trautwein, U., & Ninaus, M. (2017, October). Training computational thinking: Game-based unplugged and plugged-in activities in primary school. 11th European Conference on Game Based Learning. Graz, Austria. [Talk]
  • Tsarava, K., Markaki, E., Demetriadis, S., & Patila, S., (2015, October) “Creating in ScratchJr with tablets: Collaborative Activities for A Junior”). 4th Panhellenic Scientific Conference “Integration and Use of ICT in Education”, Greece. [Talk]
  • Markaki, E. & Tsarava, K. (2015, October). "Collaborative Activities with Cloud Computing Tools for Teacher Training in the Educational Use of Youtube". 4th Panhellenic Scientific Conference “Integration and Use of ICT in the Educational Process”, Thessaloniki, Greece. [Talk]
  • Tsarava, K., Halkidis, S., Venardos, P., & Stephanides, G. (2011, July). “Teaching Basic Calculus Using SAGE”. Tech-Education 2012: 3rd International Conference on Technology Enhanced Learning, Quality of Teaching and Reforming of Education, Barcelona, Spain. [Talk]

Auszeichnungen & Stipendien

  • Tsarava, K., Leifheit, L., Moeller, K., & Ninaus, M. "Crabs & Turtles: A Series of Computational Adventures". Winner of the Non-Digital Games group, 6th International Educational Games Competition. ECGBL 2018, 4-5 October, Sophia Antipolis, France.
  • Tsarava, K., Leifheit, L., Moeller, K., & Ninaus, M. "Crabs & Turtles: A Series of Computational Adventures". Overall Joint First Prize, 6th International Educational Games Competition. ECGBL 2018, 4-5 October, Sophia Antipolis, France.
  • Tsarava, K., Excellence Scholarship for the overall best performance at the 1st year of the Master’s Program in Informatics (WS-SS 2014-2015), at the specialization: ICT in Education.