Beaver and Bebras
The Beaver Computational Thinking Competition is an online competition that introduces computer science concepts and logical problem solving to students.
The Beaver Computational Thinking Competition is a part of the international Bebras effort. The first Bebras competition was organised in Lithuania in 2004 and the word ‘Bebras’ means beaver in Lithuanian. Beaver is selected as the mascot due to its industriousness and natural engineering capabilities.
Bebras aims to promote interest in Information Technology, Informatics, and Computational Thinking to teachers and pupils of all ages, as well as to the public at large.
As of 2018, Bebras competitions have been held in 61 countries with more than 1 million student participants.The competition is organised locally by each participating country every year.
The Beaver Computational Thinking in Malaysia is organized by Beaver Informatics Malaysia Secretariat and supported by Malaysia Digital Economy Corporation (MDeC), an agency under the Ministry of Communications and Multimedia Malaysia.
For more info on the international Bebras initiative, visit www.bebras.org.
Beaver in Malaysia
In Malaysia, the Bebras competition is known as the Beaver Computational Thinking Competition (Beaver Competition). The first Beaver competition in Malaysia was held in 2015.
- To cultivate students’ creativity, information culture, algorithmic and computational thinking.
- To facilitate a deeper understanding of information technology.
- To encourage students’ use of information technologies in their learning activities more enthusiastically.
- To engage children in information technologies, computers, and their application from the very beginning at school.
- To reveal to students the advantage of information technologies that are helpful in learning various subjects.
- To help students solve problems through computational thinking using computer based solutions.
Letter from Ministry of Education, Malaysia
The year 2017 ended with a good news for Beaver Malaysia: the Ministry of Education Malaysia (KPM) has given its endorsement for the Beaver Computational Thinking Competition Malaysia to be held in future years. Our appreciation to KPM, especially Bahagian Kokurikulum dan Kesenian for trusting Beaver Informatics Malaysia team to continue our work for the benefit of our students.
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