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Demir, Ümit – International Journal of Computer Science Education in Schools, 2021
During recent years coding education has been an important issue in many countries. Coding education has been an important topic for these countries. One of the reasons why coding education is being discussed by educators and other partners of the schools is that it is seen as a key competence for students, and workers at developing…
Descriptors: Instructional Effectiveness, Programming, Computer Science Education, Special Education
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Flesch, Breeann; Gabaldón, Camila; Nabity, Matthew; Thomas, Darryl – International Journal of Computer Science Education in Schools, 2021
Increasing the inclusion of underrepresented individuals in coding is an intractable problem, with a variety of initiatives trying to improve the situation. Many of these initiatives involve STEAM education, which combines the arts with traditional STEM disciplines. Evidence is emerging that this approach is making headway on this complex problem.…
Descriptors: Art Education, STEM Education, Dance, Coding
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Sözeri, Mahmut Can; Kert, Serhat Bahadir – International Journal of Computer Science Education in Schools, 2021
In this study, the effects of interactive video usage in programming education on academic achievement and self-efficacy perception of programming were investigated by taking into account learning styles. The research was patterned according to the causal-comparative model, and also, correlation analysis was performed for related research.…
Descriptors: Correlation, Interactive Video, Programming, Academic Achievement
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Hijón Neira, Raquel; García-Iruela, Miguel; Connolly, Cornelia – International Journal of Computer Science Education in Schools, 2021
Effective and reliable assessment approaches to computational thinking in secondary education are in demand. This paper uses a guided technological pedagogical content knowledge (TPACK) framework, incorporating a visual execution environment (VEE) and Scratch project for secondary school students as a method to teach and assess computational…
Descriptors: Computation, Thinking Skills, Pedagogical Content Knowledge, Technological Literacy
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Oda, Michiyo; Noborimoto, Yoko; Horita, Tatsusya – International Journal of Computer Science Education in Schools, 2021
The purpose of this study was to identify international trends in K-12 computer science curricula in countries that have introduced computer science education. Content analysis method was used to analyse the country-wide curricula of 10 countries which have introduced computer science education at the primary level. The K-12 Computer Science…
Descriptors: Computer Science Education, Educational Trends, Elementary Secondary Education, Comparative Education
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Seçim, Ela Sümeyye; Durmusoglu, Mine Canan; Çiftçioglu, Mustafa – International Journal of Computer Science Education in Schools, 2021
This study investigated preschool children's opinions on educational robots using their robot drawings. The study group consisted of 64 five- and six-years old children in an independent kindergarden affiliated to the Ministry of National Education (MoNE) in Ankara province, Turkey and participated in the Preschool Robotics Coding Workshop within…
Descriptors: Preschool Children, Student Attitudes, Robotics, Freehand Drawing
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Çakiroglu, Ünal; Atabas, Samet; Sariyalçinkaya, Dogukan; Öner, Ibrahim Enes – International Journal of Computer Science Education in Schools, 2020
This article draws on a one-semester online programming course to determine the relationships between the types of feedback that students received and their programming performances. An explorative study was designed including both quantitative and qualitative data. Participants were 15 second-year students enrolled at an Information Technology…
Descriptors: Computer Science Education, Programming, Feedback (Response), Online Courses
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Türker, Pinar Mihci; Pala, Ferhat Kadir – International Journal of Computer Science Education in Schools, 2020
In this study, the effect of algorithm education on pre-service teachers' computational thinking skills and computer programming self-efficacy perceptions were examined. In the study, one group pretest posttest experimental design was employed. The participants consisted of 24 (14 males and 10 females) pre-service teachers, majoring in Computer…
Descriptors: Mathematics, Computation, Computer Science Education, Programming
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Gillott, Lauren; Joyce-Gibbons, Andrew; Hidson, Elizabeth – International Journal of Computer Science Education in Schools, 2020
This study compares computational thinking skills evidenced by two groups of students in two different secondary schools: one group per school was studying a qualification in Computer Science. The aim was to establish which elements of computational thinking were more prevalent in students studying Computer Science to a higher level. This in turn…
Descriptors: Computation, Thinking Skills, Computer Science Education, Exit Examinations
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Gurer, Melih Derya; Tokumaci, Seyfullah – International Journal of Computer Science Education in Schools, 2020
Literature indicated that attitude toward programming, programming self-efficacy, gender, and students' department was related to achievement in computer programming. However, there is a need for further studies investigating to what extent these factors explain programming achievement in a model. This study aimed to investigate the effects of…
Descriptors: Student Attitudes, Programming, Self Efficacy, Gender Differences
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Sirakaya, Didem Alsancak – International Journal of Computer Science Education in Schools, 2020
This research aims to determine the change in students' computational thinking skills according to their ICT and mobile technology experience and frequency of use. The sample of the study, designed with the survey model, consisted of 269 students attending a vocational school of higher education. Data were collected using the Computational…
Descriptors: Thinking Skills, Information Technology, Handheld Devices, Electronic Learning
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Robertson, Judy; Gray, Stuart; Martin, Toye; Booth, Josephine – International Journal of Computer Science Education in Schools, 2020
We argue that understanding the cognitive foundations of computational thinking will assist educators to improve children's learning in computing. We explain the conceptual relationship between executive functions and aspects of computational thinking. We present initial empirical data from 23 eleven year old learners which investigates the…
Descriptors: Executive Function, Computation, Thinking Skills, Mathematics Skills
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Günbatar, Mustafa Serkan – International Journal of Computer Science Education in Schools, 2020
The purpose of this research is to examine Computational Thinking (CT) skills, Computer Programming Self-Efficacy (CPSE), and Computer Programming Attitude (CPA) of middle school students who took the Information Technologies & Software (IT&S) courses and those who did not, and make various analyses according to the relationships between…
Descriptors: Thinking Skills, Self Efficacy, Programming, Computer Science Education
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Sadik, Olgun; Ottenbreit-Leftwich, Anne Todd; Brush, Thomas Andrew – International Journal of Computer Science Education in Schools, 2020
The purpose of this study is to identify secondary computer science (CS) teachers' pedagogical needs in the United States. Participants were selected from secondary teachers who were teaching CS courses or content in a school setting (public, private, or charter) or an after-school program during the time of data collection. This is a qualitative…
Descriptors: Secondary School Teachers, Computer Science Education, Student Centered Learning, Teaching Methods
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Ivy, Jessica; Kelley, Robert; Cook, Kristin; Thomas, Kevin – International Journal of Computer Science Education in Schools, 2020
Although many practicing teachers have not experienced teacher preparation programs that teach cyber security (Pusely & Sadera, 2011) or are familiar with cyber principles (Authors), embedding these ideas into instruction in a variety of content areas is essential for promoting cyber literacy and citizenship. This study explores a professional…
Descriptors: Secondary School Curriculum, High School Teachers, Middle School Teachers, Faculty Development
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