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Kwon, Kyungbin; Lee, Kyungbin; Chung, Jaehwa – International Journal of Computer Science Education in Schools, 2018
Evaluating the quality of students' programs is necessary for better teaching and learning. Although many innovative learning environments for computer science have been introduced, the scarcity of program evaluation frames and tools is a demanding issue in the teaching practice. This study examined the quality of students' Scratch programs by…
Descriptors: Computer Science Education, Programming, Programming Languages, Program Evaluation
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Çakiroglu, Ünal; Er, Betül; Ugur, Nursel; Aydogdu, Esra – International Journal of Computer Science Education in Schools, 2018
This study attempts to understand the relationship between learning styles and self-regulated learning of preservice computer teachers in a programming course. Students' strategies for self-regulation with regard to their learning styles were assessed on the basis of qualitative data in terms of programming course. The Turkish version of…
Descriptors: Learning Strategies, Independent Study, Programming, Computer Science Education
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Altiok, Serhat; Yükseltürk, Erman – International Journal of Computer Science Education in Schools, 2018
The purpose of the study is to analyze pre-service IT teachers' views on a five day seminar which is related to current methodologies and tools in K-12 computer programming education. The study sample consisted of 44 pre-service IT teachers who study as 3rd or 4th undergraduate program at Department of Computer Education and Instructional…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Information Technology, Student Attitudes, Programming
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Friebroon-Yesharim, Mor; Ben-Ari, Mordechai – International Journal of Computer Science Education in Schools, 2018
Studying computer science (CS) in elementary schools has gained become popular in recent years. However, students at such a young age encounter difficulties when first engaging with CS. Robotics has been proposed as a medium for teaching CS to young students, because it reifies concepts in a tangible object, and because of the excitement of…
Descriptors: Computer Science Education, Robotics, Elementary School Students, Elementary School Science
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Fees, Rachel E.; da Rosa, Jennifer A.; Durkin, Sarah S.; Murray, Mark M.; Moran, Angela L. – International Journal of Computer Science Education in Schools, 2018
The United States Naval Academy (USNA) STEM Center for Education and Outreach addresses an urgent Navy and national need for more young people to pursue careers in STEM fields through world-wide outreach to 17,000 students and 900 teachers per year. To achieve this mission, the STEM Center has developed a hands-on and inquiry-based methodology to…
Descriptors: Computer Science Education, STEM Education, Computer Security, Experiential Learning
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Sukhodolsky, Jacob – International Journal of Computer Science Education in Schools, 2017
The problem of Computer Science students' cheating in their homework assignments so far has been handled mainly through administrative punishment of the cheaters. The success of such an approach depends to a large degree on the ability of the instructor to recognize the fact of cheating, which is a complicated task. With a large number of students…
Descriptors: Cheating, Computer Science Education, Programming, Grading
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Kwon, Kyungbin – International Journal of Computer Science Education in Schools, 2017
Understanding the students' programming misconceptions is critical in that it identifies the reasons why students make errors in programming and allows instructors to design instructions accordingly. This study investigated the mental models of programming concepts held by pre-service teachers who were novice programmers. In an introductory…
Descriptors: Programming, Novices, Misconceptions, Instructional Design
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von Wangenheim, Aldo; von Wangenheim, Christiane Gresse; Pacheco, Fernando S.; Hauck, Jean C. R.; Ferreira, Miriam Nathalie F. – International Journal of Computer Science Education in Schools, 2017
Computing education in schools faces several problems, such as a lack of computing teachers and time in an already overloaded curriculum. A solution can be a multidisciplinary approach, integrating the teaching of computing within other subjects, creating the need to motivate teachers from other disciplines to teach computing in middle school.…
Descriptors: Middle School Teachers, Teacher Motivation, Workshops, Computer Science Education
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von Wangenheim, Christiane Gresse; Alves, Nathalia Cruz; Rodrigues, Pedro Eurico; Hauck, Jean Carlo – International Journal of Computer Science Education in Schools, 2017
In order to be well-educated citizens in the 21st century, children need to learn computing in school. However, implementing computing education in schools faces several practical problems, such as a lack of computing teachers and time in an already overloaded curriculum. A solution may be a multidisciplinary approach, integrating computing…
Descriptors: Computer Science Education, Computation, Thinking Skills, Interdisciplinary Approach
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Jenkins, Craig W. – International Journal of Computer Science Education in Schools, 2017
This paper is part of a wider action research project taking place at a secondary school in South Wales, UK. The overarching aim of the project is to examine the potential for aspects of literacy and computational thinking to be developed using extensible 'build your own block' programming activities. This paper examines classroom talk at an…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Action Research, Secondary School Students, Thinking Skills
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Wohl, Benjamin S.; Beck, Sophie; Blair, Lynne – International Journal of Computer Science Education in Schools, 2017
In these early stages of implementation of the English computing curriculum policy reforms, there are uncertainties with regards to the intentions of computing to young people. To date, research regarding the English computing curriculum has been mostly concerned with the content of the curriculum, its delivery and surrounding pedagogy. In…
Descriptors: Computer Science Education, Curriculum Development, Futures (of Society), Teaching Methods
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Johnson, Claire – International Journal of Computer Science Education in Schools, 2017
"Game Maker" is widely used in UK secondary schools, yet under-researched in that context. This paper presents the findings of a qualitative case study that explores how authoring computer games using Game Maker can support the learning of basic programming concepts in a mainstream UK secondary setting. The research draws on the learning…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Computer Games, Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education
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Rich, Peter Jacob; Jones, Brian Lindley; Belikov, Olga; Yoshikawa, Emily; Perkins, McKay – International Journal of Computer Science Education in Schools, 2017
STEM, the integration of Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics is increasingly being promoted in elementary education. However, elementary educators are largely untrained in the 21st century skills of computing (a subset of technology) and engineering. The purpose of this study was to better understand elementary teachers'…
Descriptors: Computer Science Education, Engineering Education, Elementary Education, Elementary School Teachers
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Papadimitriou, Alexandros – International Journal of Computer Science Education in Schools, 2017
This paper presents an innovative interactive scenario framework called ISLEC for the learning of electrical circuits by high school students or beginners of higher education. This framework aims to develop investigative, critical, creative, and decision-making skills by trainees, as well as aiming to tackle and resolve misunderstandings and…
Descriptors: Equipment, Foreign Countries, Science Instruction, Active Learning
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