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Exploration of outcome-based computational thinking education programs for teachers


Xu, Y and Liu, P and Tang, P, Exploration of outcome-based computational thinking education programs for teachers, Proceedings of 2018 2nd International Conference on E-Society, E-Education and E-Technology (ICSET 2018), 13-15 August 2018, Taipei, Taiwan, pp. 123-126. ISBN 9781450365284 (2018) [Refereed Conference Paper]

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DOI: doi:10.1145/3268808.3268860


It is widely accepted that computer foundation course will benefit from the research and application of Computational Thinking in China. It is in fact that most research work in Computation Thinking have served for students but much less for teachers. College teachers in China took less systematic training in order to adequately prepare them for increasingly higher teaching requirements. To address this issue, this paper first proposes an outcomes-based teacher education program distinguished from CT principles under teaching and learning perspective, decomposed an abstract computational thinking idea into a definite coursework content. This paper then describe an outcomes-based evaluative frame which supports teachers to ensure a successful application of CT theories and concepts into practical skill development. Results from practice showed that the current research work is effective and widely accepted for which evidence is also provided.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Conference Paper
Keywords:computational thinking, computing education, teacher education program, outcomes-based teaching and learning, social and professional topics
Research Division:Education
Research Group:Curriculum and pedagogy
Research Field:Science, technology and engineering curriculum and pedagogy
Objective Division:Education and Training
Objective Group:Teaching and curriculum
Objective Field:Teacher and instructor development
UTAS Author:Xu, Y (Associate Professor Yiyi Xu)
UTAS Author:Liu, P (Associate Professor Pengfei Liu)
ID Code:125024
Year Published:2018
Web of Science® Times Cited:1
Deposited By:NC Maritime Engineering and Hydrodynamics
Deposited On:2018-03-23
Last Modified:2019-03-25

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