Research in Computer Science Education 4

Chapter

Abstract

Computer science education research refers to different aspects such: students’ difficulties, misconceptions, and cognitive abilities, to vary activities that can be integrated in the learning process, to the advantages of using visualization and animations tools, to the computer science teacher’s role, and more. This meaningful sheered knowledge of the CS education community can enrich the prospective computer science teachers’ perspective. The chapter exposes the MTCS students' to that reach resource, and practice ways in which they can be used in their future work. This knowledge may enhance lesson preparation, kind of activities developed for learners, awareness to learners’ difficulties, ways to improve concept understanding, as well as testing and grading learners’ projects and tests. We first explain the importance of exposing the students to the knowledge gained by the computer science education research community. Then, we demonstrate different issues addressed in such research works and suggest activities to facilitate with respect to this topic.

Keywords

Assimilation 

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Dept. Education in Science & TechnologyTechnion—Israel Institute of TechnologyTechnion CityIsrael
  2. 2.Computer Science Studies, Faculty of EducationBeit Berl CollegeDoar Beit BerlIsrael
  3. 3.Dept. Education in Science & TechnologyTechnion—Israel Institute of TechnologyDoar Beit BerlIsrael

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