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Developing Student's Computational Thinking through Agent-Based Modeling in Secondary Education

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Computational thinking (CT) is emerging as an important theme in computer science and high school education. However, research is needed to develop pedagogies for introducing students to CT. This research study examines the possible synergistic effect of implementing CT into a STEM subject, e.g. biotechnology. The study uses three interventions in which students work with predesigned computer models. Quantitative and qualitative methods are being used to gather data for analyzing students’ gain in both content knowledge and CT.
Original languageEnglish
Publication year2019
Number of pages2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2019
EventICER2019, Fifteenth annual ACM International Computing Education Research (ICER) conference, Toronto, ON, Canada, 12-14 August, 2019 - Toronto, Cananda, Toronto, Canada
Duration: 12 Aug 201914 Aug 2019

Conference

ConferenceICER2019, Fifteenth annual ACM International Computing Education Research (ICER) conference, Toronto, ON, Canada, 12-14 August, 2019
LocationToronto, Cananda
CountryCanada
CityToronto
Period12/08/201914/08/2019

    Research areas

  • Computational thinking, Computer models, Educational intervention, K-12 education, Teacher professional development

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