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

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  • Thomas Hvid Spangsberg
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 year16 Nov 2017
Number of pages202
Publication statusPublished - 16 Nov 2017
EventKoli Calling : International Conference on Computing Education Research - Koli, Finland
Duration: 16 Nov 201719 Nov 2017
Conference number: 17th


ConferenceKoli Calling

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