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Didactics of Introduction to Computer Science in High School

  • Michal Armoni
  • Tamar Benaya
  • David Ginat
  • Ela Zur
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 5941)

Abstract

We present a didactical approach to the introductory computer science course in high school, and display a primary study of teachers’ attitudes towards this approach. Our focus is on the presentation of computational elements and algorithm/program design, in a textbook that "zips" both theoretical and practical notions, while aiming for ease of comprehension on one hand and the development of a scientific discipline on the other. The teachers’ responses to the presented approach reflect positive and constructive attitudes.

Keywords

Introduction to computer science Didactics 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Michal Armoni
    • 1
  • Tamar Benaya
    • 2
  • David Ginat
    • 3
  • Ela Zur
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Science TeachingWeizmann Institute of ScienceRehovotIsrael
  2. 2.Computer Science DepartmentThe Open University of IsraelRaananaIsrael
  3. 3.Science Education DepartmentTel-Aviv UniversityTel-Aviv

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