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Kynigos, Chronis; Grizioti, Marianthi – Informatics in Education, 2018
During the last decade, coding has come to the foreground of educational trends as a strong mean for developing students' Computational Thinking (or CT). However, there is still limited research that looks at coding and Computational Thinking activities through the lens of constructionism. In this paper, we discuss how the knowledge we already…
Descriptors: Coding, Computation, Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education
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Theodoraki, Aristea; Xinogalos, Stelios – Informatics in Education, 2014
Games for learning are currently used in several disciplines for motivating students and enhancing their learning experience. This new approach of technology-enhanced learning has attracted researchers' and instructors' attention in the area of programming that is one of the most cognitively demanding fields in Computer Science. Several…
Descriptors: Computer Science Education, Programming, Student Attitudes, Educational Games
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Doukakis, Spyros; Giannakos, Michail N.; Koilias, Christos; Vlamos, Panayiotis – Informatics in Education, 2013
This paper presents results of a questionnaire focused on investigating students' confidence and behavioral intention in the area of programming, particularly that of structures, problem solving, and programming commands (Conditional--Loop). Responses from 116 1st year students regarding informatics were used. The results indicate that the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Programming, Computer Science Education, Problem Solving