Educating Computer Science Educators Online - A Racket MOOC for Elementary Math Teachers of Finland

Tiina Partanen, Pia Niemela, Linda Mannila, Timo Poranen

Abstract

Many countries all over the world are in the process of introducing programming into their K-12 curricula. New Finnish Curriculum includes programming mentioned especially in accordance with mathematics and crafts. Consequently, Finland needs to train teachers to teach programming at elementary school level. In this paper, we describe how elementary math teachers were educated online to teach programming using the Racket programming language. The aim of the course was to increase both content knowledge (CK) and technological pedagogical content knowledge (TPACK). By analyzing the course feedback, questionnaires and exercise data, we present the teachers’ views on the course and effects on their professional development (TPD). Finally, we describe development ideas for future online courses.

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Partanen T., Niemela P., Mannila L. and Poranen T. (2017). Educating Computer Science Educators Online - A Racket MOOC for Elementary Math Teachers of Finland . In Proceedings of the 9th International Conference on Computer Supported Education - Volume 1: CSEDU, ISBN 978-989-758-239-4, pages 47-58. DOI: 10.5220/0006257800470058


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@conference{csedu17,
author={Tiina Partanen and Pia Niemela and Linda Mannila and Timo Poranen},
title={Educating Computer Science Educators Online - A Racket MOOC for Elementary Math Teachers of Finland},
booktitle={Proceedings of the 9th International Conference on Computer Supported Education - Volume 1: CSEDU,},
year={2017},
pages={47-58},
publisher={SciTePress},
organization={INSTICC},
doi={10.5220/0006257800470058},
isbn={978-989-758-239-4},
}


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TY - CONF
JO - Proceedings of the 9th International Conference on Computer Supported Education - Volume 1: CSEDU,
TI - Educating Computer Science Educators Online - A Racket MOOC for Elementary Math Teachers of Finland
SN - 978-989-758-239-4
AU - Partanen T.
AU - Niemela P.
AU - Mannila L.
AU - Poranen T.
PY - 2017
SP - 47
EP - 58
DO - 10.5220/0006257800470058