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Χρόνης Κυνηγός, Καθηγητής, ΦΠΨ, Φιλοσοφική Σχολή ΕΚΠΑ
Ζαχαρούλα Σμυρναίου, Επ. Καθηγήτρια, ΦΠΨ, Φιλοσοφική Σχολή ΕΚΠΑ
Κατερίνα Μακρή, Διδάκτωρ, ΦΠΨ, Φιλοσοφική Σχολή ΕΚΠΑ
Διδακτική πρόταση για τη διδασκαλία προγραμματιστικού σχεδίου σε μαθητές Δημοτικού στο ψηφιακό εργαλείο “Χελωνόσφαιρα”: Ιπτάμενα σχήματα.
A didactic proposal for teaching a programming plan to elementary school students utilizing the "MaLT+" web-based tool: The Flying Shapes.
The objective of this study is to present a research project on the way a didactic approach concerning the instruction of elementary programming concepts and a specific programming plan, functioned in educational practice. The researcher developed a theoretical didactic design, having as starting point the need of explicit instruction of programming strategies and plans, as it is pointed out by the respective research, in order to have novice programmers equipped with appropriate cognitive schemes that will enable them to comprehend and write code. In order for the efficiency and deficiencies of the theoretical didactic design to be assessed, an educational scenario was designed. The scenario’s main subject was the instruction of the programming plan of coding shapes that could move in a digital Logo-like environment, called MaLT, to senior students of a primary education school. More specifically, the researcher examined 1) what kinds of meaning were developed by the students on the elementary programming concepts that they encountered while working on the scenario’s activities, and 2) how the theoretical didactic design functioned regarding the acquisition of the “moving shapes” programming plan. Due to the nature of the main research objective and research questions, design-based research was chosen as research methodology. In the last part of the study, the results of the research are listed, through the qualitative analysis of critical incidents.
Main subject category:
Education - Sport science
Programming, Didactic approach, Programming plan, MaLT, Design-based research.