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Pappas, Ilias O.; Giannakos, Michail N.; Jaccheri, Letizia; Sampson, Demetrios G. – ACM Transactions on Computing Education, 2017
This study uses complexity theory to understand the causal patterns of factors that stimulate students' intention to continue studies in computer science (CS). To this end, it identifies gains and barriers as essential factors in CS education, including motivation and learning performance, and proposes a conceptual model along with research…
Descriptors: Intention, Student Behavior, Computer Science Education, Barriers
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Hubwieser, Peter; Armoni, Michal; Giannakos, Michail N. – ACM Transactions on Computing Education, 2015
Aiming to collect various concepts, approaches, and strategies for improving computer science education in K-12 schools, we edited this second special issue of the "ACM TOCE" journal. Our intention was to collect a set of case studies from different countries that would describe all relevant aspects of specific implementations of…
Descriptors: Computer Science Education, Elementary Secondary Education, Case Studies, Educational Trends
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Hubwieser, Peter; Armoni, Michal; Giannakos, Michail N.; Mittermeir, Roland T. – ACM Transactions on Computing Education, 2014
In view of the recent developments in many countries, for example, in the USA and in the UK, it appears that computer science education (CSE) in primary or secondary schools (K-12) has reached a significant turning point, shifting its focus from ICT-oriented to rigorous computer science concepts. The goal of this special issue is to offer a…
Descriptors: Computer Science Education, Elementary Secondary Education, Case Studies, Foreign Countries