Coding education for kids: What to learn? How to prepare teachers?

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Abstract

In the area of science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) education, coding has been highlighted as a core competence. Young children are required to start to learn coding. However, coding is not an easy skill, and early childhood educators usually lack relevant training. This paper suggests that the learning of logical concepts and sequential program are appropriate for young children. This paper also reports a case study of teacher training. Preliminary results suggest that early childhood educators are able to design appropriate learning activities of coding education for young children after receiving training. Copyright © 2017 Individual papers: the respective authors.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationThe Proceedings of the International Conference on Information Communication Technologies in Education 2017
EditorsLinda MORRIS, Costas TSOLAKIDIS
Place of PublicationUnited Kingdom
PublisherSouthampton Solent University
Pages195-205
ISBN (Print)9780993288982
Publication statusPublished - 2017

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Citation

Ng, W. S. (2017). Coding education for kids: What to learn? How to prepare teachers? In L. Morris, & C. Tsolakidis (Eds.), The Proceedings of the International Conference on Information Communication Technologies in Education 2017 (pp.195-205). United Kingdom: Southampton Solent University.