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Pantic, Katarina; Clarke-Midura, Jody; Poole, Frederick; Roller, Jared; Allan, Vicki – Computer Science Education, 2018
Stereotypes people hold about computer scientists contribute to underrepresentation in computer science. Perceptions of computer scientists have historically been linked to males and a "nerd" culture, which can lead to lack of interest, particularly for girls. This article presents two studies conducted with two groups of middle…
Descriptors: Stereotypes, Computer Science, Disproportionate Representation, Gender Differences
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Liu, Zhongxiu; Zhi, Rui; Hicks, Andrew; Barnes, Tiffany – Computer Science Education, 2017
Debugging is an over-looked component in K-12 computational thinking education. Few K-12 programming environments are designed to teach debugging, and most debugging research were conducted on college-aged students. In this paper, we presented debugging exercises to 6th-8th grade students and analyzed their problem solving behaviors in a…
Descriptors: Problem Solving, Middle School Students, Student Behavior, Programming
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Grover, Shuchi; Pea, Roy; Cooper, Stephen – Computer Science Education, 2015
The focus of this research was to create and test an introductory computer science course for middle school. Titled "Foundations for Advancing Computational Thinking" (FACT), the course aims to prepare and motivate middle school learners for future engagement with algorithmic problem solving. FACT was also piloted as a seven-week course…
Descriptors: Middle School Students, Computer Science Education, Blended Learning, Introductory Courses
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Lang, Catherine; Fisher, Julie; Craig, Annemieke; Forgasz, Helen – Computer Science Education, 2015
This article presents a reflective analysis of an outreach programme called the Digital Divas Club. This curriculum-based programme was delivered in Australian schools with the aim of stimulating junior and middle school girls' interest in computing courses and careers. We believed that we had developed a strong intervention programme based on…
Descriptors: Outreach Programs, Computer Science, Females, Foreign Countries
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Friend, Michelle – Computer Science Education, 2015
Experience is necessary but not sufficient to cause girls to envision a future career in computing. This study investigated the experiences and attitudes of girls who had taken three years of mandatory computer science classes in an all-girls setting in middle school, measured at the end of eighth grade. The one third of participants who were open…
Descriptors: Middle School Students, Females, Computer Science Education, Student Attitudes
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Meerbaum-Salant, Orni; Armoni, Michal; Ben-Ari, Mordechai – Computer Science Education, 2013
Scratch is a visual programming environment that is widely used by young people. We investigated if Scratch can be used to teach concepts of computer science (CS). We developed learning materials for middle-school students that were designed according to the constructionist philosophy of Scratch and evaluated them in a few schools during two…
Descriptors: Computer Science Education, Middle School Students, Programming Languages, Taxonomy
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Lewis, Colleen M. – Computer Science Education, 2011
This study investigates differences between collaboration methods in two summer enrichment classes for students entering the sixth grade. In one treatment, students used pair programming. In the other treatment, students engaged in frequent collaboration, but worked on their own computer. Students in the two treatments did not differ significantly…
Descriptors: Elementary School Students, Student Attitudes, Educational Research, Tests