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Didactical strategies and challenges when teaching programming in pre-school
Stockholm University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Computer and Systems Sciences.
Stockholm University, Faculty of Science, Department of Mathematics and Science Education.ORCID iD: 0000-0002-6099-7426
Stockholm University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Computer and Systems Sciences.
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2018 (English)In: EDULEARN18: Proceedings, The International Academy of Technology, Education and Development, 2018, p. 3345-3350Conference paper, Published paper (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

Many countries around the world have introduced programming curriculum at K-9 level. For a number of years, a lot of studies have surfaced demonstrating enactments of programming education, for instance through the use of visual programming languages as Scratch in different contexts. However, these studies have had a dominating focus on students of age 7 and older and there are few studies reporting on implementation of programming activities for younger children at preschool. This gap is addressed by this study that focus exclusively on learning of programming in a preschool class of six year olds. We have followed one teacher during six months conducting both classroom observations and interviews. In this paper we report on the didactical methods the teacher used when teaching programming through unplugged (analogue) means, with BlueBot robots, and through Scratch Jr. We end the paper by a discussion reflecting on challenges and lessons learned in relation to introducing programming for young children.

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The International Academy of Technology, Education and Development, 2018. p. 3345-3350
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EDULEARN proceedings, E-ISSN 2340-1117
Keywords [en]
programming education, preschool, didactical strategies
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Information Systems
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Information Society
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URN: urn:nbn:se:su:diva-158944DOI: 10.21125/edulearn.2018.0875ISBN: 978-84-09-02709-5 (electronic)OAI: oai:DiVA.org:su-158944DiVA, id: diva2:1240056
Conference
10th International Conference on Education and New Learning Technologies, Palma, Spain, 2-4 July, 2018
Available from: 2018-08-20 Created: 2018-08-20 Last updated: 2019-12-12Bibliographically approved

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