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Having fun with computer programming and games : teacher and student experiences

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Show simple item record McInerney, Clare 2011-02-04T11:00:53Z 2011-02-04T11:00:53Z 2010
dc.description peer-reviewed en_US
dc.description.abstract There has been a decline in the number of students studying mathematics, science and computing at third-level in Ireland. This may be because Ireland does not have a computing curriculum. However, in the UK higher education computing students fell in spite of the existence of such curriculum. According to teachers, student engagement and having a fun and exciting experience are essential ingredients when teaching computing to second-level students through a computing curriculum or other interventions. The Lero Education and Outreach program has developed a set of materials “Having fun with Computer Programming and Games” for second-level students aged 15-16. The goal is to engage students in computing and to offer them an enjoyable and positive experience. Working with two second-level ICT teachers, we designed a set of materials during summer 2008 that have been deployed in a number of schools. en_US
dc.language.iso eng en_US
dc.publisher Springer-Verlag en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries ISSEP;5941,2010/ pp. 136–142
dc.subject second-level outreach en_US
dc.subject second-level curriculum en_US
dc.subject computational thinking en_US
dc.subject computational concepts en_US
dc.subject Ireland en_US
dc.title Having fun with computer programming and games : teacher and student experiences en_US
dc.type Conference item en_US
dc.type.supercollection all_ul_research en_US
dc.type.supercollection ul_published_reviewed en_US
dc.type.restriction none en
dc.contributor.sponsor SFI
dc.relation.projectid 03/CE2/I303_1

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