JTIE 2014, 6(1):45-56 | 10.5507/jtie.2014.004

HOW DO PRIMARY TECHERS RESPOND TO INTRODUCTION OF BASICS OF COMPUTER SCIENCE INTO SCHOOL CURRICULA OF ICT

Jiří VANÍČEK
Katedra informatiky, Pedagogická fakulta Jihočeské univerzity, Jeronýmova 10 371 15, České Budějovice, ČR

The article focuses on basics of computer science education at primary school. The trend of recent years is to reintroducing computer science kontent into school curricula. The question is whether topics of basic sof algorithmisation and understanding of information are comprehensible for primary school teachers, who have undergone no training in computer science and how they respond to them. The paper reports about new textbook verification project in which pre-service teachers were trained to teach these topics. The results could shed more light into understanding how teacher builds up his/her pedagogical content knowledge in the area of propaedeutics of computer science.

Keywords: primary school, computer science education, ICT curricula, teachers education

Published: April 1, 2014

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