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Baltic and nordic K-12 teacher perspectives on computational thinking and computing
KTH, School of Education and Communication in Engineering Science (ECE), Learning. KTH, School of Computer Science and Communication (CSC). Uppsala universitet.ORCID iD: 0000-0002-5184-4743
2017 (English)In: 10th International Conference on Informatics in Schools: Situation, Evolution, and Perspectives, ISSEP 2017, Springer, 2017, Vol. 10696, 141-152 p.Conference paper, Published paper (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

This paper reports on the results of a study of teacher preparedness and practices in relation to teaching computing and computational thinking at schools in Sweden, Finland and Lithuania. The study was conducted as part of a NordForsk funded project to explore how Computing Education Research in the Universities can help the development of teacher training and K-12 curriculum and teaching practices. The study found that many teachers are already engaged in teaching relevant material in the schools, and that many have good support in their local school environment. However, there are also significant challenges which emerge from the new curricula that have been introduced in Sweden and Finland. To meet these challenges new teacher training programmes will be needed, and we recommend that computational thinking and computing concepts be introduced into the core subject content of teacher education programmes in order to better prepare teachers to meet the educational demands of our increasingly digitalised society.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Springer, 2017. Vol. 10696, 141-152 p.
Series
Lecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics), ISSN 0302-9743 ; 10696
Keyword [en]
Computational thinking, School curriculum, Teacher training
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Learning
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URN: urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-220233DOI: 10.1007/978-3-319-71483-7_12Scopus ID: 2-s2.0-85036653298ISBN: 9783319714820 OAI: oai:DiVA.org:kth-220233DiVA: diva2:1167291
Conference
10th International Conference on Informatics in Schools: Situation, Evolution, and Perspectives, ISSEP 2017, Helsinki, Finland, 13 November 2017 through 15 November 2017
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Nordic Council of Ministers, NPHZ-2015/10153
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QC 20171218

Available from: 2017-12-18 Created: 2017-12-18 Last updated: 2018-01-04Bibliographically approved

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