Coding, the New Literacy: Thinking-Oriented Programing Learning e-Book

  • Tien-Chi Huang
  • Vera Yu ShuEmail author
  • Chia-Chen Chen
  • Yu-Lin Jeng
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 10108)


We learned in interviews of this study that schools education plays an important role in the coding education. Traditional teaching model of one to many conducted in a computer classroom resulted in many students giving up because lacking of personal assistance and guidance which makes it difficult for beginners to understand the abstract programming languages. Critical thinking skill emphasizes on logical training the most, therefore it is quite an ideal teaching technique for coding training. This study explores the key elements in studying coding based on interviews and literatures, and further develops an innovative web-based system called JACT that integrating critical thinking into coding. In particular, this study aims to use the web-based system to help beginners to start from thinking, understand programming languages, and enhance their motives and performance in studying coding.


Programming e-book Critical thinking 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Tien-Chi Huang
    • 1
  • Vera Yu Shu
    • 2
    Email author
  • Chia-Chen Chen
    • 3
  • Yu-Lin Jeng
    • 4
  1. 1.National Taichung University of Science and TechnologyTaichungTaiwan
  2. 2.National Changhua University of EducationChanghuaTaiwan
  3. 3.National Chung Hsing UniversityTaichungTaiwan
  4. 4.Southern Taiwan University of Science and TechnologyTainanTaiwan

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