During the last year, several countries, such as England, Finland and Italy, have decided to focus their new school curricula on computing, coding and IT. However, present teachers do not feel confident about moving to this new paradigm. Furthermore, coding would be relegated to be taught for just a few hours. Luckily, recent new tools have been designed to introduce young students to coding that can be also easily used by teachers to create engaging multimedia supports for their everyday lessons. In this paper, we describe several experiments that show how a new path from teachers to students and then back to teachers can be followed in order to build a new model of digital teaching. The proposed model does not require present teachers to become proficient IT experts.

Are educators ready for coding? From students back to teacher: introducing the class to coding the other way round

FEDERICI, STEFANO;GOLA, ELISABETTA;
2015

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During the last year, several countries, such as England, Finland and Italy, have decided to focus their new school curricula on computing, coding and IT. However, present teachers do not feel confident about moving to this new paradigm. Furthermore, coding would be relegated to be taught for just a few hours. Luckily, recent new tools have been designed to introduce young students to coding that can be also easily used by teachers to create engaging multimedia supports for their everyday lessons. In this paper, we describe several experiments that show how a new path from teachers to students and then back to teachers can be followed in order to build a new model of digital teaching. The proposed model does not require present teachers to become proficient IT experts.
978-989-758-107-6
Computing; Coding; Education; Scratch; BloP
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