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Byrne, Jake Rowan; O'Sullivan, Katriona; Sullivan, Kevin – IEEE Transactions on Education, 2017
This paper explores the use of a constructivist 21st-century learning model to implement a week-long workshop, delivered as a "hackathon," to encourage preuniversity teenagers to pursue careers in STEM, with a particular emphasis on computer science. For Irish preuniversity students, their experience of computing can vary from word…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Workshops, Models, Adolescents
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Brady, Corey; Orton, Kai; Weintrop, David; Anton, Gabriella; Rodriguez, Sebastian; Wilensky, Uri – IEEE Transactions on Education, 2017
Computer science (CS) is becoming an increasingly diverse domain. This paper reports on an initiative designed to introduce underrepresented populations to computing using an eclectic, multifaceted approach. As part of a yearlong computing course, students engage in Maker activities, participatory simulations, and computing projects that…
Descriptors: Simulation, Technology Uses in Education, Educational Technology, Student Projects