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Lockwood, James; Mooney, Aidan – International Journal of Computer Science Education in Schools, 2018
Computational Thinking has been described as an essential skill which everyone should learn and can therefore include in their skill set. Seymour Papert (Papert, 1980) is credited as concretising Computational Thinking in 1980 but Jeanette Wing (Wing, 2006) popularised the term in 2006 and brought it to the international community's attention.…
Descriptors: Computation, Thinking Skills, Logical Thinking, Secondary Education
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Kwon, Kyungbin; Lee, Kyungbin; Chung, Jaehwa – International Journal of Computer Science Education in Schools, 2018
Evaluating the quality of students' programs is necessary for better teaching and learning. Although many innovative learning environments for computer science have been introduced, the scarcity of program evaluation frames and tools is a demanding issue in the teaching practice. This study examined the quality of students' Scratch programs by…
Descriptors: Computer Science Education, Programming, Programming Languages, Program Evaluation
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Jenkins, Craig W. – International Journal of Computer Science Education in Schools, 2017
This paper is part of a wider action research project taking place at a secondary school in South Wales, UK. The overarching aim of the project is to examine the potential for aspects of literacy and computational thinking to be developed using extensible 'build your own block' programming activities. This paper examines classroom talk at an…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Action Research, Secondary School Students, Thinking Skills
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Papadimitriou, Alexandros – International Journal of Computer Science Education in Schools, 2017
This paper presents an innovative interactive scenario framework called ISLEC for the learning of electrical circuits by high school students or beginners of higher education. This framework aims to develop investigative, critical, creative, and decision-making skills by trainees, as well as aiming to tackle and resolve misunderstandings and…
Descriptors: Equipment, Foreign Countries, Science Instruction, Active Learning