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ERIC Number: EJ1076486
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2014-Jul
Pages: 19
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0735-6331
Empirical Determination of Competence Areas to Computer Science Education
Zendler, Andreas; Klaudt, Dieter; Seitz, Cornelia
Journal of Educational Computing Research, v51 n1 p71-89 Jul 2014
The authors discuss empirically determined competence areas to K-12 computer science education, emphasizing the cognitive level of competence. The results of a questionnaire with 120 professors of computer science serve as a database. By using multi-dimensional scaling and cluster analysis, four competence areas to computer science education characterized by the degree of process-related coverage and educational accessibility can be defined: "Information technology," "computer communication" and "cooperation," "model building," and "software engineering." These competence areas consist of central content concepts of computer science (e.g., "algorithm," "system," and "process") combined with central process concepts of computer science (e.g., "analyzing," "classifying," "problem solving," and "posing").
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education; Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Germany
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