Code ABC MOOC for math teachers

Pia Niemelä, Tiina Partanen, Linda Mannila, Timo Poranen, Hannu-Matti Järvinen

    Tutkimustuotos: KonferenssiartikkeliScientificvertaisarvioitu

    16 Lataukset (Pure)

    Abstrakti

    Computing is the latest add-on to enhance the K-12 curricula of many countries, with the purpose of closing the digital skills gap. The revised Finnish Curriculum 2014 integrates computing mainly into math. Consequently, Finland needs to train math teachers to teach computing at elementary level. This study describes the Python and Racket tracks of the Code ABC MOOC that introduce programming basics for math teachers. Their suitability for math is compared based on the course content and feedback. The results show that conceptually the functional paradigm of Racket approaches math more closely, in particular algebra. In addition, Racket is generally regarded as more challenging in terms of syntax and e.g. for utilizing recursion as an iteration mechanism. Math teachers also rank its suitability higher because the content and exercises of the track are specifically tailored for their subject.

    AlkuperäiskieliEnglanti
    OtsikkoComputers Supported Education - 9th International Conference, CSEDU 2017, Revised Selected Papers
    ToimittajatPaula Escudeiro
    KustantajaSpringer Verlag
    Sivut66-96
    Sivumäärä31
    ISBN (painettu)978-3-319-94639-9
    DOI - pysyväislinkit
    TilaJulkaistu - 2018
    OKM-julkaisutyyppiA4 Artikkeli konferenssijulkaisussa
    TapahtumaInternational Conference on Computer Supported Education -
    Kesto: 1 tammik. 2018 → …

    Julkaisusarja

    NimiCommunications in Computer and Information Science
    Vuosikerta865
    ISSN (painettu)1865-0929

    Conference

    ConferenceInternational Conference on Computer Supported Education
    Ajanjakso1/01/18 → …

    Tutkimusalat

    • Computational thinking
    • Computer science education
    • Curriculum research
    • Functional
    • Imperative
    • In-service teacher training
    • K-12 education
    • MOOC
    • Math-integrated computer science
    • Programming paradigms
    • Pyth
    • Python
    • Racket

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    • Jufo-taso 1

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