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El-Hamamsy, Laila; Pellet, Jean-Philippe; Roberts, Matthew; Kovacs, Helena; Bruno, Barbara; Zufferey, Jessica Dehler; Mondada, Francesco – ACM Transactions on Computing Education, 2023
Context: Introducing Computer Science (CS) into formal education can be challenging, notably when considering the numerous stakeholders involved which include the students, teachers, schools, and policy makers. We believe these perspectives should be considered conjointly, which is possible within Research Practice Partnerships (RPPs). RPPs look…
Descriptors: Theory Practice Relationship, Research and Development, Partnerships in Education, Computer Science Education
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Arif Rachmatullah; Jessica Vandenberg; Sein Shin; Eric Wiebe – ACM Transactions on Computing Education, 2023
The current study compared American, Korean, and Indonesian middle and high school students' CS attitudes. Concurrently, this study also examined whether the items in the CS attitudes scale exhibit country and gender measurement biases. We gathered data on CS attitudes from middle and high school students in the US, Korea, and Indonesia. The…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Middle School Students, High School Students, Computer Science
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McGill, Monica M.; Reinking, Anni – ACM Transactions on Computing Education, 2022
Problem: K-12 teachers face many challenges when teaching a new subject like computer science (CS). They are often far removed from the research being conducted to identify evidence-driven solutions to these challenges. Likewise, researchers are also often removed from the challenges of classroom practices that teachers face when teaching CS.…
Descriptors: Evidence Based Practice, Middle School Teachers, Computer Science Education, Partnerships in Education
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Kutay, Emine; Oner, Diler – ACM Transactions on Computing Education, 2022
The purpose of this study is to examine the role of Minecraft-based coding activities on computational thinking (CT) of middle school students. In the study, CT was conceptualized so that it encapsulates not only the knowledge of computational concepts (e.g., loops and conditionals) but also the use of CT practices (e.g., testing and debugging).…
Descriptors: Programming, Video Games, Middle School Students, Computation
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Vogel, Sara – ACM Transactions on Computing Education, 2021
Critical computing approaches to K-12 computer science education aim to promote justice in computing and the wider world. Despite being intertwined with inequitable power dynamics in computing, issues of linguistic (in)justice have received less attention in critical computing. In this article, I draw on theoretical ideas from sociolinguistics and…
Descriptors: Computer Science Education, Middle School Students, Bilingual Students, Multilingualism
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Erete, Sheena; Thomas, Karla; Nacu, Denise; Dickinson, Jessa; Thompson, Naomi; Pinkard, Nichole – ACM Transactions on Computing Education, 2021
Global protests and civil unrest in 2020 has renewed the world's interest in addressing injustice due to structural racism and oppression toward Black and Latinx people in all aspects of society, including computing. In this article, we argue that to address and repair the harm created by institutions, policies, and practices that have…
Descriptors: Social Justice, Inclusion, Computer Science Education, African American Students
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Kim, Han Sung; Kim, Soohwan; Na, Wooyoul; Lee, Woon Jee – ACM Transactions on Computing Education, 2021
As Information and Communication Technology (ICT) literacy education has recently shifted to fostering computing thinking ability as well as ICT use, many countries are conducting research on national curriculum and evaluation. In this study, we measured Korean students' ICT literacy levels by using the national measurement tool that assesses…
Descriptors: Computation, Thinking Skills, Technological Literacy, Gender Differences
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Dou, Remy; Bhutta, Karina; Ross, Monique; Kramer, Laird; Thamotharan, Vishodana – ACM Transactions on Computing Education, 2020
Like other STEM fields, computer science (CS) lacks representation of minorities, such as Black and Hispanic individuals, both in the number of bachelor's degrees obtained and the number of individuals in the CS workforce. Out-of-school CS programs are often designed with the intent to inspire young people to pursue careers in CS. Much of this…
Descriptors: Computer Science, Stereotypes, Student Interests, Middle School Students
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Clarke-Midura, Jody; Sun, Chongning; Pantic, Katarina – ACM Transactions on Computing Education, 2020
In response to the need to broaden participation in computer science, we designed a summer camp to teach middle-school-aged youth to code apps with MIT App Inventor. For the past four summers, we have observed significant gains in youth's interest and self-efficacy in computer science, after attending our camps. The majority of these youth,…
Descriptors: Computer Software, Middle School Students, Computer Science Education, Summer Programs
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Statter, David; Armoni, Michal – ACM Transactions on Computing Education, 2020
Abstraction is one of the most fundamental ideas in computer science (CS), and as such, according to Bruner, it should be taught spirally, starting as early as possible and revisited at every level of education. However, teaching CS abstraction to novices is a very challenging task, and CS educational research has often demonstrated students'…
Descriptors: Middle School Students, Grade 7, Computer Science Education, Abstract Reasoning
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Werner, Linda; Denner, Jill; Campe, Shannon; Torres, David M. – ACM Transactions on Computing Education, 2020
This article builds on prior work that aims to measure computational learning (CL) during middle school. Since game computational sophistication (GCS) has been used as a proxy for a student's engagement in CL we build on their model to more completely describe the relationship between different types of building blocks of computer games and GCS.…
Descriptors: Computation, Middle School Students, Knowledge Level, Learner Engagement
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Clarke-Midura, Jody; Sun, Chongning; Pantic, Katarina; Poole, Frederick J.; Allan, Vicki – ACM Transactions on Computing Education, 2019
Our work is situated in research on Computer Science (CS) learning in informal learning environments and literature on the factors that influence girls to enter CS. In this article, we outline design choices around the creation of a summer programming camp for middle school youth. In addition, we describe a near-peer mentoring model we used that…
Descriptors: Computer Science Education, Educational Environment, Females, Middle School Students
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Richard, Gabriela T.; Giri, Sagun – ACM Transactions on Computing Education, 2019
This article proposes and explores the kinds of computational thinking, creative practices, design activities, and inclusive learning opportunities provided to diverse high school youth when designing integrated systems through simultaneously physically and digitally responsive wearable games and systems. Previous work in this area, conducted by…
Descriptors: High School Students, Computation, Thinking Skills, Creativity
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Lakanen, Antti-Jussi; Kärkkäinen, Tommi – ACM Transactions on Computing Education, 2019
Short-term outreach interventions are conducted to raise young students' awareness of the computer science (CS) field. Typically, these interventions are targeted at K--12 students, attempting to encourage them to study CS in higher education. This study is based on a series of extra-curricular outreach events that introduced students to the…
Descriptors: Program Effectiveness, Programming, Outreach Programs, Intervention
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Merkouris, Alexandros; Chorianopoulos, Konstantinos – ACM Transactions on Computing Education, 2019
Contemporary research has explored educational robotics, but it has not examined the development of computational thinking in the context of programming embodied interactions. Apart from the goal of the robot and how the robot will interact with its environment, another important aspect that should be taken into consideration is whether and how…
Descriptors: Educational Technology, Robotics, Middle School Students, Man Machine Systems
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