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    Developing a Computational Thinking Test using Bebras problems

    Lockwood, James and Mooney, Aidan (2018) Developing a Computational Thinking Test using Bebras problems. In: CC-TEL 2018 and TACKLE 2018 Workshops, 3 September 2018, Leeds.

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    Assessment is one of the major factors to consider when developing a new course or program of study. When developing a course to teach Computer Science there are many forms this could take, one of which is linked to Computational Thinking. Whilst developing Computer Science to Go (CS2Go), an introductory course aimed at secondary school students, we have developed a Computational Thinking test based on the problems developed for the international Bebras Challenge. This paper will describe the content and development of the course, as well as some analysis on results from a year-long study with secondary school students and first-year undergraduate students. We believe that, based on our analysis and previous research in the field, that our assessment, based on pre-exisiting Bebras problems, has the potential to offer educators another way of testing this increasingly discussed skill, Computational Thinking.

    Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
    Additional Information: In: A. Piotrkowicz, R. Dent-Spargo, S. Dennerlein, I. Koren, P. Antoniou, P. Bailey, T. Treasure-Jones, I. Fronza, C. Pahl (eds.): Joint Proceedings of the CC-TEL 2018 and TACKLE 2018 Workshops, co-located with 13th European Conference on Technology Enhanced Learning (EC-TEL 2018), 03-09-2018, published at
    Keywords: Computational Thinking Test; Bebras problems; assessment;
    Academic Unit: Faculty of Science and Engineering > Computer Science
    Item ID: 10316
    Depositing User: Aidan Mooney
    Date Deposited: 12 Dec 2018 16:39
    Refereed: Yes
    Use Licence: This item is available under a Creative Commons Attribution Non Commercial Share Alike Licence (CC BY-NC-SA). Details of this licence are available here

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