Teacher feedback on delivering computational thinking in primary school (2016)
Type of ContentConference Contributions - Published
AuthorsBell T, Duncan C, Atlas Jshow all
© 2016 Copyright held by the owner/author(s). We report on the preliminary results of an ongoing study examining the teaching of new primary school topics based on Computational Thinking in New Zealand. We analyse detailed feedback from 13 teachers participating in the study, who had little or no previous experience teaching computer science and related topics. From this we extract key themes identified by the teachers that are likely to be encountered deploying a new curriculum, including unexpected opportunities for cross-curricula learning, development of social skills, and engaging a wide range of students.
CitationBell T, Duncan C, Atlas J (2016). Teacher feedback on delivering computational thinking in primary school. Münster, Germany: 11th Workshop in Primary and Secondary Computing Education (WiPSCE '16). 13/10/2016-15/10/2016. Proceedings of WiPSCE '16. 13-15-October-2016. 100-101.
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Keywordscomputational thinking; teachers
ANZSRC Fields of Research39 - Education::3903 - Education systems::390304 - Primary education
13 - Education::1302 - Curriculum and Pedagogy::130212 - Science, Technology and Engineering Curriculum and Pedagogy
39 - Education::3904 - Specialist studies in education::390405 - Educational technology and computing