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Integrating STEM and Computing in PK-12: Operationalizing Computational Thinking for STEM Learning and Assessment

Shuchi Grover, Gautam Biswas, Amanda Dickes, Amy Voss Farris, Pratim Sengupta, Beth Covitt, Kristin Gunckel, Alan Berkowitz, John Moore, Golnaz Arastoopour Irgens, Michael Horn, Uri Wilensky (+22 others)
2020 International Conference of the Learning Sciences  
The learning sciences community also acknowledges that K-12 STEM learning must become more authentic in the 21st century through the integration of coding and CT.  ...  There is broad belief that preparing all students in preK-12 for a future in STEM involves integrating computational thinking (CT) tools and practices.  ...  Our research focuses on designing and developing Collaborative, Computational STEM (C2STEM) a learning environment that aims to promote authentic STEM learning as outlined in the NGSS (2013).  ... 
dblp:conf/icls/GroverBDFSCGBMI20 fatcat:cwvmlblhnjdbbd5biuipdcq65u

Computer Science for Equity: Teacher Education, Agency, and Statewide Reform

Joanna Goode, Max Skorodinsky, Jill Hubbard, James Hook
2020 Frontiers in Education  
Frontiers in Education |  ...  AUTHOR CONTRIBUTIONS JG and MS led efforts in data collection and analysis. JHu and JHo contributed to the program design and implementation. All authors were involved in the writing of this paper.  ...  Any opinions, findings, and conclusions or recommendations expressed in this material are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Science Foundation.  ... 
doi:10.3389/feduc.2019.00162 fatcat:j2raqwjs6fdijmxvtx5o3lfnxa

Culturally-relevant and responsive pedagogy in computing: A Quick Scoping Review

Hayley C. Leonard, Sue Sentance
2021 International Journal of Computer Science Education in Schools  
The review identifies important lessons to be learned for other countries, including England, aiming to increase the diversity in representation in computing in their schools.  ...  The underrepresentation of certain groups in computing has led to increasing efforts in the United States (US) to develop computing curricula that is responsive and relevant to a more diverse group of  ...  Acknowledgements We acknowledge the support of ACM SIGCSE in this work, which was partly funded by the Special Projects programme.  ... 
doi:10.21585/ijcses.v5i2.130 fatcat:qcwpnyzi7rblvghugkhyr5ymju

Research Implications for Computer Science Education based on Darmstadt Model

2021 Journal of Computer and Education Research  
Prior to the systematic text analysis, the primary term 'computer science education and K-12' was searched for along with data in the abstract, title and keyword section for publications between  ...  Article Info Abstract The purpose of the current study is to examine published studies in computer science education in a systematic way, and to present a history of the research and new research trends  ...  It is clear that there is a need to broaden the research about the teaching and learning of computer science at the K-12 level by also trying to improve the range of influence.  ... 
doi:10.18009/jcer.806875 fatcat:izmsnwt36zcmlgdlhgomlqc3za

An Attempt to explore various challenges or barriers faced by Physically Handicapped and/or Disabled Children in context of Inclusive Education Pedagogy in Asian Countries

Lokik Aggarwal, Remica Aggarwal, V. K.
2019 International Journal of Computer Applications  
Present research work focuses on first exploring the various challenges to gaining education by physically challenged students in schools .  ...  Having diverse learners needs to be viewed in a positive way for all children, including physically handicapped children as well as children with disabilities in such an inclusive environment.  ...  In the beginning, the children depends more on the parents and teachers but later on they relies more on their experiences.  ... 
doi:10.5120/ijca2019919576 fatcat:hc754hgknrgnbgi7tyvwsby3pe

Computing with Relevance and Purpose: A Review of Culturally Relevant Education in Computing

Jessica Morales-Chicas, Mauricio Castillo, Ireri Bernal, Paloma Ramos, Bianca Guzman
2019 International Journal of Multicultural Education  
The purpose of the present review was to identify culturally responsive education (CRE) tools and strategies within K-12 computing education.  ...  Furthermore, the review serves as an important overview for researchers and educators attempting to achieve equity in computing education.  ...  Landscape of K-12 computer science education in the US: Perceptions, access, and barriers.  ... 
doi:10.18251/ijme.v21i1.1745 fatcat:thaxahslozc6vp3c2pknxberpq

What Does Computer Science and Maker Education Look Like in 2030?

David Weintrop, Gi Woong Choi, Adam Maltese, Mike Tissenbaum, Janet Shufor Bih epse Fofang, Margaret Walton, Janet Walkoe, Jill Scott, Yong Ju Jung, Heather Toomey Zimmerman, David DeLiema, Maggie Dahn (+13 others)
2020 International Conference of the Learning Sciences  
In doing so, we seek to set an aspirational agenda and position the Learning Sciences at the forefront of defining the future of computer science and Maker education.  ...  In order to realize our desired vision for the future of computer science and Maker education, the seeds must be planted today.  ...  How can we ensure computer science and Making instruction happens in equitable and accessible ways? How do we prepare teachers and educators to take on this responsibility?  ... 
dblp:conf/icls/WeintropCMTFWWS20 fatcat:zwyor7pr3fbpvbgkwksa4cz7k4

BJC in action: Comparison of student perceptions of a computer science principles course

Thomas W. Price, Jennifer Albert, Veronica Catete, Tiffany Barnes
2015 2015 Research in Equity and Sustained Participation in Engineering, Computing, and Technology (RESPECT)  
We found no evidence to suggest that female students showed more or less interest in specific CS topics, such as learning how computing has changed the world or making mobile apps/games.  ...  Overall, our findings are fairly consistent with the literature, and suggest that BJC makes some progress towards broadening participation in computing.  ...  Any opinions, findings, and conclusions or recommendations expressed in this material are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Science Foundation.  ... 
doi:10.1109/respect.2015.7296506 fatcat:6q7t7d5cd5ayrd3cuwwxx45gpa

All Advanced Placement (AP) Computer Science is Not Created Equal: A Comparison of AP Computer Science A and Computer Science Principles

Douglas D. Havard, Keith E. Howard
2019 Journal of Computer Science Integration  
A lower minimum standard for learning programming skills in the Computer Science Principles course was observed, making it a less viable option for students looking to acquire skills transferable to future  ...  This article compares the two most prominent courses of Advanced Placement (AP) computer science study offered throughout 9-12 grades in the U.S.  ...  by K-12 educators.  ... 
doi:10.26716/jcsi.2019.02.1.2 fatcat:ggt4pmcg3bf7vcsykonapglt3q

Breaking Boundaries: Pressing Issues in Equity, Computing, and Problem-Solving in STEM Undergraduate Education

Anna Bargagliotti, Dorothea Herreiner, Jefrey A. Phillips
2018 Journal of research in stem education  
(2) What are the challenges and barriers that need to be overcome in order to foster collaboration across disciplines to impact the teaching and learning of skills relevant in STEM?  ...  to explore equity, problem-solving, and computing in an interdisciplinary manner.  ...  The Breaking Boundaries conference focused specifically on what makes an equitable classroom in the STEM disciplines and how equity can be fostered through access, diversity, learning, and content in the  ... 
doi:10.51355/jstem.2018.31 fatcat:uorufd4urzapnadkx5rzm5vcmu

Online formative assessment in higher education: A review of the literature

J.W. Gikandi, D. Morrow, N.E. Davis
2011 Computers & Education  
As online and blended learning has become common place educational strategy in higher education, educators need to reconceptualise fundamental issues of teaching, learning and assessment in non traditional  ...  These issues include concepts such as validity and reliability of assessment in online environments in relation to serving the intended purposes, as well as understanding how formative assessment functions  ...  for both K-12 and older learners.  ... 
doi:10.1016/j.compedu.2011.06.004 fatcat:atqb6ves7re4fjg3yt7amnxm7u

Designing computer learning environments for engineering and computer science: The scaffolded knowledge integration framework

Marcia C. Linn
1995 Journal of Science Education and Technology  
One course enhancement, the LISP Knowledge Inte- gration Environment, improved learning and resulted in more gender-equitable outcomes.  ...  Designing Computer Learning Environments _ File Edit Display Windows ={2 Pron isometric View: L | XS SEL b © Click - On & Drag - the object on the right to manipulate it about any axis in the plane of  ... 
doi:10.1007/bf02214052 fatcat:2dud5ghvrnaulbcxyz4s7akxva

Computer Programming Effects in Elementary: Perceptions and Career Aspirations in STEM

Yune Tran
2018 Technology, Knowledge and Learning  
, and its benefits for learning to future careers.  ...  The development of elementary-aged students' STEM and computer science (CS) literacy is critical in this evolving technological landscape, thus, promoting success for college, career, and STEM/CS professional  ...  While individual differences play a critical role in learning, students' attitudes, selfconcept, and the learning environment can bolster views on the importance of STEM/ CS learning.  ... 
doi:10.1007/s10758-018-9358-z fatcat:h32yj2aq5jclxneew7bv2aia7q

Students' perspectives on computational challenges in physics class [article]

Paul C. Hamerski, Daryl McPadden, Marcos D. Caballero, Paul W. Irving
2022 arXiv   pre-print
The problem is that there is little known about the barriers to learning that computation might bring to a science classroom or about how to help students overcome these challenges.  ...  Focusing mainly on interviews to center the perspectives of students, we found that computation is a double-edged sword: It can make science learning more authentic for students who are familiar with it  ...  By detailing what challenges and perspectives students face in this context, we can start to identify how to make computationintegrated K-12 physics more equitable, enjoyable, and beneficial to learning  ... 
arXiv:2202.07718v1 fatcat:e77ljqoxnjf4blojkwab5tvmhm

Surfacing Inequities and Their Broader Implications in the CS Education Research Community

Monica M. McGill, Sloan Davis, Joey Reyes
2022 Proceedings of the 2022 ACM Conference on International Computing Education Research V.1  
Diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) need to be embedded throughout the computer science education (CSEd) research community in order to achieve empirically-based strategies in CSEd that is responsive  ...  We urge the community and relevant stakeholders to understand how to remove the barriers and challenges identified in our study.  ...  Any opinions, findings, and conclusions or recommendations expressed in this material are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Science Foundation.  ... 
doi:10.1145/3501385.3543969 fatcat:w3frgtioybd3plyudqbo6exa2e
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