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Title: Profile-oriented algorithms teaching: a proposed methodology to elementary school
Authors: Moreira, Fernando
Ferreira, Maria João
Keywords: Programming
VARK questionnaire
Instructional materials
Programming tools
Issue Date: 6-Jul-2015
Publisher: IATED
Citation: Moreira, F. & Ferreira, M. J. (2015). Profile-oriented algorithms teaching: a proposed methodology to elementary school. 7th International Conference on Education and New Learning Technologies, Barcelona, pp 0309-0317, 6th - 8th of July 2015, ISBN: 978-84-606-8243-1
Abstract: One of the first challenges in the programming field, apart from ones related to the traditional teaching methods, is the introduction of technological tools that can help improving children's learning experience by presenting them with the most appropriate problems according to their ages. This choice is of great importance since it allows students to develop their capacity of abstraction in a natural way. Moreover, it also improves students' creativity and problem-solving abilities. In order to overcome these challenges, we propose a methodology based on VARK questionnaire that defines the students’ profile and, consequently, what are the most appropriate educational materials based on technologies. Once the students’ profiles are defined it is suggested the use of Scratch programming language to develop the student’s skills on the resolution of problems through the following concepts: sequencing, repetition and conditions.
ISBN: 978-84-606-8243-1
Appears in Collections:REMIT - Comunicações a Congressos Internacionais / Papers in International Meetings

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