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A teaching scheme using forerun computing-culture cases for computational-thinking oriented course


Xu, Y and Liu, P and Zhao, J, A teaching scheme using forerun computing-culture cases for computational-thinking oriented course, Proceedings from the 2018 10th International Conference on Education Technology and Computers, 26-28 October 2018, Tokyo, Japan, pp. 57-60. ISBN 9781450365178 (2018) [Refereed Conference Paper]

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DOI: doi:10.1145/3290511.3290542


Computational thinking (CT) ability has been described as a new training objective of basic computer courses in Chinese university. Currently, contents and methods of basic computer course teaching in college have been unable to meet the actual needs to develop CT ability. This paper firstly makes an analysis of possible reasons for the above challenge and then aimed to how to teach and what to teach in a practical way. Our research discussed the basic concept and research status of "computing culture" discussed and extracted above 60 typical cases based "computing culture". These cases focused on discovery joinery of prophetic computer scientists etc. As the main line of teaching, these cases run through in-class teaching and organize every teaching step, such as leading-in, explanation, discussion, dialogue, and conclusion and so on. The several years teaching practice prove the strategies for teaching design put forward in this study is effective to foster a student's sense of "computing" and to arouse the studentsí interest. The finding concludes that developing the broader value of computing-culture and continued investing in the refine of computing-culture based cases are valuable.

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Item Type:Refereed Conference Paper
Keywords:computational thinking, teaching scheme, computing culture, case developing
Research Division:Education
Research Group:Curriculum and pedagogy
Research Field:Curriculum and pedagogy theory and development
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:130129
Year Published:2018
Web of Science® Times Cited:5
Deposited By:NC Maritime Engineering and Hydrodynamics
Deposited On:2019-01-11
Last Modified:2021-07-19

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