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Computational Thinking Activities for Pre-Service Teachers: A Comparison of Two Alternative Methods
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, , University of North Texas, United States

Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference, in San Diego, CA, United States ISBN 978-1-939797-61-2 Publisher: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE), Waynesville, NC USA

Abstract

Computational thinking and a mindset to solve problems logically have become pre-requisite for many computer-based jobs in the 21st century. Therefore, K-12 schools and stakeholders are seeking to incorporate curricula in computer science and other information technology disciplines to better prepare students for the jobs of tomorrow. Consequently, teacher preparation programs have begun to prioritize learning technology curricula that include modeling computational thinking skills and introducing learning activities that incorporate them, such as Code.org and Scratch. This study explores computational thinking curricula and learning activities implemented with pre-service teachers at the University of North Texas. It results from a pretest-posttest survey measuring learner self-efficacy.

Citation

Lepcha, S. & Matthews, A. (2022). Computational Thinking Activities for Pre-Service Teachers: A Comparison of Two Alternative Methods. In E. Langran (Ed.), Proceedings of Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference (pp. 39-44). San Diego, CA, United States: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE). Retrieved July 2, 2022 from .