Persönlicher Status und Werkzeuge

Prof. Dr. Peter Hubwieser

Associate Professor

Didactics in Computer Science

Contact Details

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Academic Career and Research Areas

The research activities of Professor Hubwieser (b. 1955) focus on the empirical investigation of learning processes in the subject area of computer science (definition, measurement and evaluation of competencies, skills and knowledge structures). His novel didactical approach triggered the introduction of computer science as a compulsory subject at Bavarian college preparatory high schools (Gymnasium) in 2004.

After studying mathematics and physics Professor Hubwieser taught at high schools until 2001. In 1995 he completed his doctoral studies (Dr. rer. nat.) at LMU Munich and in 2000 acquired his postdoctoral teaching qualification (habilitation) at TUM. In 2003 he was appointed to a professorship position at TUM. He has been visiting professor at the universities of Klagenfurt, Salzburg and Innsbruck. Within the German Informatics Society (Gesellschaft für Informatik – GI) he set up the special interest group "Teachers of Computer Science” in 1998. He has been a member of various boards including the steering committee of GI. He is a member of working group 3.1. of the International Federation for Information Processing. In 2007 the Standing Conference of the Ministers of Education and Cultural Affairs of the Länder in the Federal Republic of Germany (KMK) commissioned him with the development of a core curriculum for teacher education in computer science.


  • Zweiter Preis im bundesweiten Wettbewerb der Polytechnischen Gesellschaft Frankfurt für Fachdidaktiker der MINT-Fächer (2011)
  • Bayerischer Staatspreis für Unterricht und Kultus (2006)

Key Publications

Hubwieser P. Armoni M, Brinda T, Dagiene V, Diethelm I, Giannakos MN, et al.: “Computer science/informatics in secondary education”. In: Proceedings of the 16th annual conference reports on Innovation and technology in computer science education - working group reports. Editor: ACM (ITiCSE-WGR ’11). New York, NY, 2011; 19‐38.


Mühling A, Hubwieser P, Brinda T: “Exploring Teachers‘ Attitudes Towards Object Oriented Modelling and Programming in Secondary Schools.” In: Proceedings of the International Computing Education Research Workshop (ICER). Editor: ACM. New York, NY, 2010: 59-68.


Hubwieser P: “Analysis of Learning Objectives in Object Oriented Programming.” In: Informatics Education - Supporting Computational Thinking, Third International Conference on Informatics in Secondary Schools - Evolution and Perspectives. Editor: Mittermeir RT, Syslo MM. Berlin: Springer, 2008: 142–150. 


Hubwieser P: “Functions, Objects and States: Teaching Informatics in Secondary Schools: Invited talk.” In: Informatics Education - The Bridge between Using and Understanding Computers. Editor:  Mittermeir R, 2006; pp. 104-116