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ERIC Number: EJ1137876
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017-Mar
Pages: 22
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 63
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0313-5373
Improving the Computational Thinking Pedagogical Capabilities of School Teachers
Bower, Matt; Wood, Leigh N.; Lai, Jennifer W. M.; Howe, Cathie; Lister, Raymond; Mason, Raina; Highfield, Kate; Veal, Jennifer
Australian Journal of Teacher Education, v42 n3 Article 4 p53-72 Mar 2017
The idea of computational thinking as skills and universal competence which every child should possess emerged last decade and has been gaining traction ever since. This raises a number of questions, including how to integrate computational thinking into the curriculum, whether teachers have computational thinking pedagogical capabilities to teach children, and the important professional development and training areas for teachers. The aim of this paper is to address the strategic issues by illustrating a series of computational thinking workshops for Foundation to Year 8 teachers held at an Australian university. Data indicated that teachers' computational thinking understanding, pedagogical capabilities, technological know-how and confidence can be improved in a relatively short period of time through targeted professional learning.
Edith Cowan University. Bradford Street, Mount Lawley, West Australia 6050, Australia. Web site: http://ro.ecu.edu.au/ajte/
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Grade 7; Junior High Schools; Middle Schools; Elementary Education; Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Australia