What is the Digital Careers Bebras Australia
Computational Thinking Challenge?
Bebras is an international student challenge whose goal is to promote computational thinking for teachers and students (ages 8-17 / school years 3-12). Bebras is aligned with and supports information and communication technology curricula across Australia. Bebras Australia is run by NICTA under the Digital Careers program, funded by the Australian Government. It’s a great way to get students interested and participating in information and communication technology (ICT) which could lead to an interest in pursuing a career in the exciting ICT industry!
Everyone can do it
The Bebras challenges are made of a set of short information and communication technology questions called Bebras tasks and are delivered via the cloud (online). The tasks can be answered without prior knowledge about computational thinking orinformation and communication technology, but are clearly related to computational thinking concepts.
Work alone or in teams
To solve the tasks, students are required to think in and about information, discrete structures, computation, data processing, and algorithmic concepts. Each Bebras task can both demonstrate an aspect of computational thinking and test the talent of the participant.