Education today can get closer to the real world that surrounds our students. Using technology in the classroom is a winning strategy in order to improve the engagement of students and then, in the end, their performances. And using coding tools based on the metaphor of building blocks is an even better alternative to support education at school in all subjects and to improve the engagement and the performances of the students. But this requires to both students and teachers to spend a non-negligible amount of time on each new topic. However, when we take into account all the steps that are necessary to create a multimedia interactive app that is helpful to better understand a given school topic, acquiring all the necessary elements can be done in a short time if we start from the right tools. A computational pedagogy based on the active usage of tools that allow to solve problems by means of computer programming is within our reach.

Computational pedagogy: block programming as a general learning tool

Stefano Federici
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Elisabetta Gola;
2020-01-01

Abstract

Education today can get closer to the real world that surrounds our students. Using technology in the classroom is a winning strategy in order to improve the engagement of students and then, in the end, their performances. And using coding tools based on the metaphor of building blocks is an even better alternative to support education at school in all subjects and to improve the engagement and the performances of the students. But this requires to both students and teachers to spend a non-negligible amount of time on each new topic. However, when we take into account all the steps that are necessary to create a multimedia interactive app that is helpful to better understand a given school topic, acquiring all the necessary elements can be done in a short time if we start from the right tools. A computational pedagogy based on the active usage of tools that allow to solve problems by means of computer programming is within our reach.
9783030584580
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Programming-based learning; Scratch; Computational pedagogy
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