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Kukul, Volkan; Karatas, Serçin – Informatics in Education, 2019
The aim of this study is to develop a self-efficacy measuring tool that can predict the computational thinking skill that is seen as one of the 21st century's skills. According to literature review, an item pool was established and expert opinion was consulted for the created item pool. The study group of this study consists of 319 students…
Descriptors: Computation, Thinking Skills, Self Efficacy, Programming
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Csizmadia, Andrew; Standl, Bernhard; Waite, Jane – Informatics in Education, 2019
In computer science education at school, computational thinking has been an emerging topic over the last decade. Even though, computational thinking is interpreted and integrated in classrooms in different ways, an identification process about what computational thinking is about has been in progress among computer science school-teachers and…
Descriptors: Constructivism (Learning), Computation, Thinking Skills, Class Activities
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Gabriele, Lorella; Bertacchini, Francesca; Tavernise, Assunta; Vaca-Cárdenas, Leticia; Pantano, Pietro; Bilotta, Eleonora – Informatics in Education, 2019
In the last years, a growing trend in different educational contexts focused on Computational Thinking (CT) skills acquisition for both in-service teachers and students. But very low attention has been paid to pre-service teachers' education in regards to CT skills. To solve this issue, an empirical experimentation has been carried out with 141…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Lesson Plans, Computation, Thinking Skills
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Costa, Joana Martinho; Miranda, Guilhermina Lobato – Informatics in Education, 2019
This paper presents an approach to the initial programming learning using the four components instructional model and the Alice software. The quasi-experimental design was developed with two groups of students that attended two schools with very different socioeconomic status and school retention levels. The differences obtained in the mean of the…
Descriptors: Computer Software, Instructional Design, Models, Programming
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von Wangenheim, Christiane Gresse; Hauck, Jean C. R.; Demetrio, Matheus Faustino; Pelle, Rafael; da Cruz Alves, Nathalia; Barbosa, Heliziane; Azevedo, Luiz Felipe – Informatics in Education, 2018
The development of computational thinking is a major topic in K-12 education. Many of these experiences focus on teaching programming using block-based languages. As part of these activities, it is important for students to receive feedback on their assignments. Yet, in practice it may be difficult to provide personalized, objective and consistent…
Descriptors: Programming Languages, Programming, Grading, Outcome Measures
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Canedo, Edna Dias; Santos, Giovanni Almeida; Leite, Leticia Lopes – Informatics in Education, 2018
The teaching-learning methodology adopted in the Introduction to Computer Science classes may be a process that makes it difficult to understand the principles of programming language for undergraduate students in Computer Science and related areas, generating high failure and course drop out rates. This paper presents an analysis of the results…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Introductory Courses, Programming, Programming Languages
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da Cruz Pinheiro, Fernando; Gresse von Wangenheim, Christiane; Missfeldt Filho, Raul – Informatics in Education, 2018
Diverse initiatives have emerged to popularize the teaching of computing in K-12 mainly through programming. This, however, may not cover other important core computing competencies, such as Software Engineering (SE). Thus, in order to obtain an overview of the state of the art and practice of teaching SE competences in K-12, we carried out a…
Descriptors: Computer Software, Engineering, Computer Science Education, Elementary Secondary Education
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Hickmott, Daniel; Prieto-Rodriguez, Elena – Informatics in Education, 2018
Coding and computational thinking have recently become compulsory skills in many school systems globally. Teaching these new skills presents a challenge for many teachers. A notable example of professional development designed using Constructionist principles to address this challenge is "ScratchEd". Upon reflecting on her experiences…
Descriptors: Coding, Computation, Faculty Development, Constructivism (Learning)
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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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Kucuk, Sevda; Sisman, Burak – Informatics in Education, 2018
The aim of this study was to reveal pre-service teachers' experiences in learning robotics design and programming. Data were collected from 15 pre-service teachers through semi-structured interviews and analyzed using the content analysis method. Three themes were identified in this study: Course process, professional development and teaching…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Student Experience, Student Attitudes, Robotics
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Lakanen, Antti Jussi; Isomöttönen, Ville – Informatics in Education, 2018
This longitudinal study investigates the impact of an extra-curricular programming workshop in student interest development in computer science. The workshop was targeted at 12-18-year old youngsters. A survey was sent to all previous participants with a known home address; 31.5% responded the survey (n = 197). This data was then combined with…
Descriptors: Computer Science Education, Extracurricular Activities, Programming, Workshops
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Kermek, Dragutin; Novak, Matija – Informatics in Education, 2016
In programming courses there are various ways in which students attempt to cheat. The most commonly used method is copying source code from other students and making minimal changes in it, like renaming variable names. Several tools like Sherlock, JPlag and Moss have been devised to detect source code plagiarism. However, for larger student…
Descriptors: Plagiarism, Programming, Assignments, Cheating
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Alturki, Raad A. – Informatics in Education, 2016
Students' performances in introductory programming courses show large variation across students. There may be many reasons for these variations, such as methods of teaching, teacher competence in the subject, students' coding backgrounds and abilities, students' self-discipline, the teaching environment, and the resources available to students,…
Descriptors: Introductory Courses, Programming, Student Evaluation, Measurement Techniques
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Aleksic, Veljko; Ivanovic, Mirjana – Informatics in Education, 2016
Programming is one of the basic subjects in most informatics, computer science mathematics and technical faculties' curricula. Integrated overview of the models for teaching programming, problems in teaching and suggested solutions were presented in this paper. Research covered current state of 1019 programming subjects in 715 study programmes at…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Programming, Computer Science Education, Introductory Courses
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Csernoch, Mária; Biró, Piroska; Máth, János; Abari, Kálmán – Informatics in Education, 2015
The Testing Algorithmic and Application Skills (TAaAS) project was launched in the 2011/2012 academic year to test first year students of Informatics, focusing on their algorithmic skills in traditional and non-traditional programming environments, and on the transference of their knowledge of Informatics from secondary to tertiary education. The…
Descriptors: Information Science Education, Mathematics, Mathematics Skills, Programming
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