Handbook of Research on Integrating Computer Science and Computational Thinking in K-12 Education

Handbook of Research on Integrating Computer Science and Computational Thinking in K-12 Education

Jared Keengwe (University of North Dakota, USA) and Patrick Wachira (Cleveland State University, USA)
Release Date: December, 2019|Copyright: © 2020 |Pages: 385
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-7998-1479-5
ISBN13: 9781799814795|ISBN10: 1799814793|EISBN13: 9781799814801
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As technology continues to develop and prove its importance in modern society, certain professions are acclimating. Aspects such as computer science and computational thinking are becoming essential areas of study. Implementing these subject areas into teaching practices is necessary for younger generations to adapt to the developing world. There is a critical need to examine the pedagogical implications of these technological skills and implement them into the global curriculum.

The Handbook of Research on Integrating Computer Science and Computational Thinking in K-12 Education is a collection of innovative research on the methods and applications of computer science curriculum development within primary and secondary education. While highlighting topics including pedagogical implications, comprehensive techniques, and teacher preparation models, this book is ideally designed for teachers, IT consultants, curriculum developers, instructional designers, educational software developers, higher education faculty, administrators, policymakers, researchers, and graduate students.

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The many academic areas covered in this publication include, but are not limited to:

  • Common Core Standards
  • Comprehensive Techniques
  • Computer Programming
  • Curriculum Frameworks
  • Equity Groups
  • Learning Outcomes
  • Pedagogical Implications
  • Student Outcomes
  • Teacher Preparation Models
  • Technology Applications
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Editor Biographies
Jared Sagini Keengwe is a Professor at the University of North Dakota (UND) and currently serves as the coordinator of the Elementary Education program. He is the editor-in-chief of two IGI Global Book Series: Advances in Higher Education and Professional Development (AHEPD) and Advances in Early Childhood and K-12 Education (AECKE). Prof. Keengwe has published several books and over 100 publications in journals and conference proceedings. His research interests focus on digital technology integration and learner-centered pedagogy in teacher education. His work was honored with the UND Foundation/McDermott Faculty Award for Excellence in Academic Advising. He was a recipient of the North Dakota Spirit Faculty Achievement Award in recognition of significant contributions in teaching, research, and service. At the national level, Prof. Keengwe was one of the 10 recipients selected to receive the 2010 American Educational Research Association (AERA) Teacher Education Travel Award. More recently, Prof. Keengwe was a recipient of the 2017 Carnegie African Diaspora Fellowship.
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