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    Computer Science To Go (CS2Go): Developing a course to introduce and teach Computer Science and Computational Thinking to secondary school students


    Lockwood, James (2019) Computer Science To Go (CS2Go): Developing a course to introduce and teach Computer Science and Computational Thinking to secondary school students. Masters thesis, National University of Ireland Maynooth.

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    Abstract

    Computer Science To Go (CS2Go) is a course designed to teach Transition Year Students about Computer Science and Computational Thinking. This project has been conducted over two years and this thesis charts the development of the course from the initial research stage, through the lesson creation sections to the testing and evaluation of the course material. Over 80 hours of engaging, informative and challenging material has been developed for use in the classroom. Alongside the lesson plans, assessment and monitoring tools have been created, including a novel tool to assess students Computational Thinking skills. The content was tested in two major studies after an initial pilot study. This initial pilot study proved useful in constructing the full CS2Go course. Overall the course has been well received with teachers and students engaging well with the content. A web portal has also been created to allow for easy dissemination of all the CS2Go material. The further development of this web portal will turn CS2Go into a one-stop shop for teachers and educators hoping to find CS teaching material.

    Item Type: Thesis (Masters)
    Keywords: Computer Science To Go; CS2Go; introduce; teach; Computer Science; Computational Thinking; secondary school students;
    Academic Unit: Faculty of Science and Engineering > Computer Science
    Item ID: 11015
    Depositing User: IR eTheses
    Date Deposited: 04 Sep 2019 14:48
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