Teaching programming to non-STEM novices: a didactical study of computational thinking and non-STEM computing education

Thomas Hvid Spangsberg

Research output: Contribution to conferencePosterResearchpeer-review

Abstract

The PhD project presented here is concerned with teaching introductory programming to non-STEM students. Particularly students in the field of Information Studies and HCI. The research is carried out through three Teaching and Learning Explorations (TLE - I-III) which are set in an inductive action research approach. Computational thinking plays a significant role in computing education but it is still unclear how it should be interpreted to best serve its purpose. Constructionism and Computational Making seems to be promising frameworks to do this. In regards to specific teaching activities, the translation- grammar method of a structural approach to natural language teaching shows promising results when actualized in a concrete exercise named code-labelling.
Original languageEnglish
Publication date16 Nov 2017
Number of pages202
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 16 Nov 2017
EventKoli Calling : International Conference on Computing Education Research - Koli, Finland
Duration: 16 Nov 201719 Nov 2017
Conference number: 17th

Conference

ConferenceKoli Calling
Number17th
Country/TerritoryFinland
CityKoli
Period16/11/201719/11/2017

Keywords

  • Computational Making.
  • Computational Thinking
  • Constructionism
  • Non-STEM computing education

Fingerprint

Dive into the research topics of 'Teaching programming to non-STEM novices: a didactical study of computational thinking and non-STEM computing education'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

Cite this