publication . Article . Other literature type . 2016

Code to Learn: Where Does It Belong in the K-12 Curriculum?

Moreno León, Jesús; Robles, Gregorio; Román-González, Marcos;
Open Access English
  • Published: 01 Jun 2016 Journal: Journal of Information Technology Education: Research (issn: 1547-9714, eissn: 1539-3585, Copyright policy)
  • Publisher: Informing Science Institute
Abstract
<jats:p>The introduction of computer programming in K-12 has become mainstream in the last years, as countries around the world are making coding part of their curriculum. Nevertheless, there is a lack of empirical studies that investigate how learning to program at an early age affects other school subjects. In this regard, this paper compares three quasi-experimental research designs conducted in three different schools (n=129 students from 2nd and 6th grade), in order to assess the impact of introducing programming with Scratch at different stages and in several subjects. While both 6th grade experimental groups working with coding activities showed a statist...
Subjects
free text keywords: elementary education, improving classroom teaching, interdisciplinary projects, pro-gramming and programming languages, teaching/learning strategies, computer education, Scratch, Special aspects of education, LC8-6691, Information technology, T58.5-58.64, General Computer Science, Education
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