Are Educators Ready for Coding? - From Students Back to Teacher: Introducing the Class to Coding the Other Way Round

Stefano Federici, Elisabetta Gola, Denise Brau, Andrea Zuncheddu

Abstract

During the last year, several countries, such as England, Finland and Italy, have decided to focus their new school curricula on computing, coding and IT. However, present teachers do not feel confident about moving to this new paradigm. Furthermore, coding would be relegated to be taught for just a few hours. Luckily, recent new tools have been designed to introduce young students to coding that can be also easily used by teachers to create engaging multimedia supports for their everyday lessons. In this paper, we describe several experiments that show how a new path from teachers to students and then back to teachers can be followed in order to build a new model of digital teaching. The proposed model does not require present teachers to become proficient IT experts.

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Federici S., Gola E., Brau D. and Zuncheddu A. (2015). Are Educators Ready for Coding? - From Students Back to Teacher: Introducing the Class to Coding the Other Way Round . In Proceedings of the 7th International Conference on Computer Supported Education - Volume 1: CSEDU, ISBN 978-989-758-107-6, pages 494-500. DOI: 10.5220/0005491604940500


in Bibtex Style

@conference{csedu15,
author={Stefano Federici and Elisabetta Gola and Denise Brau and Andrea Zuncheddu},
title={Are Educators Ready for Coding? - From Students Back to Teacher: Introducing the Class to Coding the Other Way Round},
booktitle={Proceedings of the 7th International Conference on Computer Supported Education - Volume 1: CSEDU,},
year={2015},
pages={494-500},
publisher={SciTePress},
organization={INSTICC},
doi={10.5220/0005491604940500},
isbn={978-989-758-107-6},
}


in EndNote Style

TY - CONF
JO - Proceedings of the 7th International Conference on Computer Supported Education - Volume 1: CSEDU,
TI - Are Educators Ready for Coding? - From Students Back to Teacher: Introducing the Class to Coding the Other Way Round
SN - 978-989-758-107-6
AU - Federici S.
AU - Gola E.
AU - Brau D.
AU - Zuncheddu A.
PY - 2015
SP - 494
EP - 500
DO - 10.5220/0005491604940500