Every child a coder? Research challenges for a 5--18 programming curriculum

Kate Howland, Judith Good, Judy Robertson, Andrew Manches

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Abstract / Description of output

The current drive in many countries to teach computing, particularly programming, to all from an early age, has potential to empower and support children in creative and problem-solving tasks. However, there are a number of challenges in ensuring that computing curricula, tools and environments embody appropriate progression and engender motivation for the topic across the school years. This workshop will consider the key research challenges in learning coding throughout childhood, with contributions from developmental psychologists, educators, researchers of children’s programming, and designers of developmentally appropriate technologies for children.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationIDC '15 Proceedings of the 14th International Conference on Interaction Design and Children
Number of pages4
ISBN (Electronic)9781450335904
Publication statusE-pub ahead of print - 21 Jun 2015
Eventthe 14th International Conference - Boston, Massachusetts
Duration: 21 Jun 201524 Jun 2015


Conferencethe 14th International Conference


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