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Fessakis, Georgios; Prantsoudi, Stavroula – Informatics in Education, 2019
The role of teachers is very important for the educational utilization of Computational Thinking (CT) and its integration in education. As with any innovation, CTs' successful integration considerably depends on the perceptions, beliefs and attitudes of the teachers who will be asked to implement it. The study of these characteristics, concerning…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Computer Science Education, Teacher Education Programs, Misconceptions
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Kynigos, Chronis; Grizioti, Marianthi – Informatics in Education, 2018
During the last decade, coding has come to the foreground of educational trends as a strong mean for developing students' Computational Thinking (or CT). However, there is still limited research that looks at coding and Computational Thinking activities through the lens of constructionism. In this paper, we discuss how the knowledge we already…
Descriptors: Coding, Computation, Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education
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Doukakis, Spyros; Giannakos, Michail N.; Koilias, Christos; Vlamos, Panayiotis – Informatics in Education, 2013
This paper presents results of a questionnaire focused on investigating students' confidence and behavioral intention in the area of programming, particularly that of structures, problem solving, and programming commands (Conditional--Loop). Responses from 116 1st year students regarding informatics were used. The results indicate that the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Programming, Computer Science Education, Problem Solving