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

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Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 9th International Conference on Computer Supported Education
PublisherSCITEPRESS - Science and Technology Publications
Pages47-58
ISBN (Electronic)978-989-758-239-4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2017
Publication typeA4 Article in a conference publication
EventINTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON COMPUTER SUPPORTED EDUCATION -
Duration: 1 Jan 1900 → …

Conference

ConferenceINTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON COMPUTER SUPPORTED EDUCATION
Period1/01/00 → …

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.

Publication forum classification

Field of science, Statistics Finland