Improving Computer Science Education

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Routledge, Feb 11, 2013 - Education - 164 pages
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Improving Computer Science Education examines suitable theoretical frameworks for conceptualizing teaching and learning computer science.  This highly useful book provides numerous examples of practical, "real world" applications of major computer science information topics, such as:

• Spreadsheets
• Databases
• Programming

Each chapter concludes with a section that summarzies recommendations for teacher professional development.  Traditionally, computer science education has been skills-focused and disconnected from the reality students face after they leave the classroom.  Improving Computer Science Education makes the subject matter useful and meaningful by connecting it explicitly to students' everyday lives.

 

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Contents

Foreword
1972
2Learning about spreadsheets
1999
4Visualization of programming
5Unplugging computer science
6Assessment of students programs
7Three computing traditions in school computing education
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Djordje M. Kadijevich (PhD, University of Joensuu, Finland) is scientific counselor at the Mathematical Institute of Serbian Academy of Sciences and Arts, Serbia.

Charoula Angeli (PhD, Indiana University) is associate professor of instructional technology at the University of Cyprus.

Carsten Schulte (PhD, University of Paderborn, Germany) is professor of computer science education research at the Free University, Germany.

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