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A Preliminary Investigation on Computational Abilities in Secondary School  (2017)

Authors:
Solitro, Ugo; Pasini, Margherita; De Gradi, Debora; Brondino, Margherita
Title:
A Preliminary Investigation on Computational Abilities in Secondary School
Year:
2017
Type of item:
Contributo in atti di convegno
Tipologia ANVUR:
Contributo in Atti di convegno
Language:
Inglese
Format:
A Stampa
Name of journal:
THEORETICAL COMPUTER SCIENCE AND GENERAL ISSUES
N° Volume:
10696
Congresso:
International Conference on Informatics in Schools: Situation, Evolution, and Perspectives, ISSEP 2017
Place:
Helsinki, Finland
Period:
November 13-15, 2017
:
Springer International Publishing
Publisher:
Springer International Publishing
ISBN:
978-3-319-71482-0
Page numbers:
169-179
Keyword:
computational thinking, algorithmic thinking, problem solving, secondary school, computing education
Short description of contents:
For many years, several countries have been committed to the introduction of computer science and, more recently, computational thinking in primary and secondary schools. Nevertheless, students of the first year of university often encounter difficulties in dealing with introductory courses in computer science and, in particular, programming. One of the main issues is related to the difficulty of thinking about algorithmic solutions, a skill that should be acquired from secondary school. A good knowledge of difficulties and the discovery of efficient strategies to overcome them are vital tasks. In this work, we discuss a first step in this direction. We have prepared a brief test focused on the algorithmic abilities and other processes potentially involved with it. The idea is to build a useful tool that can give assistance to the introduction of computational thinking skills in secondary school education. The test has been proposed to a small sample of secondary school students, aged 11 to 16 and its outcomes analyzed.
Product ID:
100213
Handle IRIS:
11562/972500
Last Modified:
December 2, 2020
Bibliographic citation:
Solitro, Ugo; Pasini, Margherita; De Gradi, Debora; Brondino, Margherita, A Preliminary Investigation on Computational Abilities in Secondary School in «THEORETICAL COMPUTER SCIENCE AND GENERAL ISSUES» vol. 10696 Springer International Publishing  in Informatics in Schools: Focus on Learning ProgrammingSpringer International PublishingProceedings of "International Conference on Informatics in Schools: Situation, Evolution, and Perspectives, ISSEP 2017" , Helsinki, Finland , November 13-15, 2017 , 2017pp. 169-179

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