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Juškeviciene, Anita – Informatics in Education, 2020
Computational thinking abilities development is a recent popular research topic. Teachers need support and examples of suiTable STEAM activities that focuses on CT implementation. For this purpose, possible class activities were presented for CT abilities development purpose. Teachers from different disciplines identified possible interconnections…
Descriptors: STEM Education, Art Education, Computation, Thinking Skills
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Delal, Havva; Oner, Diler – Informatics in Education, 2020
This study investigated the role of using unplugged computing activities on developing computational thinking (CT) skills of 6th-grade students. The unplugged computing classroom activities were based on the Bebras challenge, an international contest that aims to promote CT and informatics among school students of all ages. Participants of the…
Descriptors: Middle School Students, Computation, Thinking Skills, Grade 6
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Palts, Tauno; Pedaste, Margus – Informatics in Education, 2020
Computer science concepts have an important part in other subjects and thinking computationally is being recognized as an important skill for everyone, which leads to the increasing interest in developing computational thinking (CT) as early as at the comprehensive school level. Therefore, research is needed to have a common understanding of CT…
Descriptors: Models, Skill Development, Computation, Thinking Skills
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Grobelna, Iwona – Informatics in Education, 2020
Control systems are becoming ever more commonly used in everyday life. This is true both in industry and in the domestic domain, in the form of e.g., smart home systems. The quality of such systems can be increased by using formal verification methods, such as the model checking technique, to make sure that the designed system fulfills all user…
Descriptors: Programming Languages, Standards, Engineering, Information Systems
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Herceg, Ðorde; Herceg, Dejana – Informatics in Education, 2020
Connecting theory and practice in teaching is sometimes difficult, as it requires expensive or delicate equipment, thus limiting the teacher to giving demonstrations in which students are passive participants. Numerical mathematics, as an applied discipline, should be taught on real world examples. By using inexpensive Arduino hardware, we can…
Descriptors: Mathematics Instruction, Teaching Methods, Educational Technology, Computer Software
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Ivanova, Malinka – Informatics in Education, 2020
eLearning is fast progressing scientific field proposing novel and specific approaches in a range of domains. It is well established practice in universities, schools and organizations for delivering interactive, adaptive and flexible training, taking advantage of contemporary and emerging technologies. Informatics is a continuously evolving…
Descriptors: Electronic Learning, Learning Analytics, Automation, Information Systems
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Tonbuloglu, Betül; Tonbuloglu, Ismail – Informatics in Education, 2019
The purpose of the study is to examine the effect of unplugged coding activities carried out with middle school students on their computational thinking skills. This study employed nested-mixed design, which is a mixed research method; the data were supported by including the qualitative phase into an experimental study. In this frame, a group of…
Descriptors: Coding, Teaching Methods, Computer Science Education, Computation
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Haseski, Halil Ibrahim; Ilic, Ulas – Informatics in Education, 2019
The aim of the present study was to investigate the properties of paper-and-pencil data collection instruments developed to measure Computational Thinking (CT) based on several variables. Thus, keywords were identified and used in searches conducted in various databases. The outcomes of the search were analyzed based on the inclusion/exclusion…
Descriptors: Data Collection, Computation, Thinking Skills, Educational Research
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Gresse von Wangenheim, Christiane; Araújo e Silva de Medeiros, Giselle; Missfeldt Filho, Raul; Petri, Giani; da Cruz Pinheiro, Fernando; Ferreira, M. Nathalie; Hauck, Jean C. R. – Informatics in Education, 2019
Teaching computational thinking in K-12 as a 21st century skill is becoming increasingly important. Computational thinking describes a specific way of reasoning building on concepts and processes derived from algorithms and programming. One way to teach these concepts is games as an effective and efficient alternative. This article presents…
Descriptors: Educational Games, Middle School Students, Middle School Mathematics, Foreign Countries
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Da Cruz Alves, Nathalia; Gresse Von Wangenheim, Christiane; C.R. Hauck, Jean – Informatics in Education, 2019
As computing has become an integral part of our world, demand for teaching computational thinking in K-12 has increased. One of its basic competences is programming, often taught by learning activities without a predefined solution using block-based visual programming languages. Automatic assessment tools can support teachers with their assessment…
Descriptors: Computation, Thinking Skills, Competence, Elementary Secondary Education
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Kukul, Volkan; Karatas, Serçin – Informatics in Education, 2019
The aim of this study is to develop a self-efficacy measuring tool that can predict the computational thinking skill that is seen as one of the 21st century's skills. According to literature review, an item pool was established and expert opinion was consulted for the created item pool. The study group of this study consists of 319 students…
Descriptors: Computation, Thinking Skills, Self Efficacy, Programming
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Kert, Serhat Bahadir; Kalelioglu, Filiz; Gulbahar, Yasemin – Informatics in Education, 2019
In this study, effectiveness of a computer science course at the secondary school level is investigated through a holistic approach addressing the dimensions of instructional content design, development, implementation and evaluation framed according to ADDIE instructional design model where evaluation part constituted the research process for the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Holistic Approach, Computer Science Education, Secondary Education
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Csizmadia, Andrew; Standl, Bernhard; Waite, Jane – Informatics in Education, 2019
In computer science education at school, computational thinking has been an emerging topic over the last decade. Even though, computational thinking is interpreted and integrated in classrooms in different ways, an identification process about what computational thinking is about has been in progress among computer science school-teachers and…
Descriptors: Constructivism (Learning), Computation, Thinking Skills, Class Activities
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Gabriele, Lorella; Bertacchini, Francesca; Tavernise, Assunta; Vaca-Cárdenas, Leticia; Pantano, Pietro; Bilotta, Eleonora – Informatics in Education, 2019
In the last years, a growing trend in different educational contexts focused on Computational Thinking (CT) skills acquisition for both in-service teachers and students. But very low attention has been paid to pre-service teachers' education in regards to CT skills. To solve this issue, an empirical experimentation has been carried out with 141…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Lesson Plans, Computation, Thinking Skills
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Rosamond, Frances – Informatics in Education, 2018
The Computer Science Unplugged activities and project has been an influential STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering & Mathematics) initiative, providing enrichment and teaching activities supporting computational thinking. Many of its activities are suitable for children. One of the most popular Unplugged activities is "Kid Krypto",…
Descriptors: Technology, Computation, Thinking Skills, Enrichment Activities
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