Songs are the tapping of keys… Coding events for Kids

Beecham, Nigel and Carter, Janet and Scharlau, Bruce (2015) Songs are the tapping of keys… Coding events for Kids. In: IFIP TC3 Working Conference “A New Culture of Learning: Computing and next Generations”. IFIP TC3 Working Conference “A New Culture of Learning: Computing and next Generations”. pp. 298-308. ISBN 978-609-95760-0-8. (Full text available)

Abstract

In this pilot study we look at the UK based weeklong Festival of Code, which is organized by Young Rewired State, and has for the last five years, and explore what impact this has had on the 7-18 year old attendees and their subsequent development. This team based coding exercise for children has grown from 50 to 1000 participants and will have important lessons about how we address computational thinking and teaching computing science to the next generation, as well as what lessons can be learned from these informal events.

Item Type: Conference or workshop item (Paper)
Uncontrolled keywords: Computer Science Education, Coding for children, programming for children, YRS, Young Rewired State.
Subjects: L Education > L Education (General)
Divisions: Faculties > Sciences > School of Computing > Computing Education Group
Depositing User: Janet Carter
Date Deposited: 16 Oct 2015 14:00 UTC
Last Modified: 19 Oct 2015 11:59 UTC
Resource URI: https://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/51053 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
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