Designing Learning Activities to Support Young Women’s Interest in Programming and Computational Thinking

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Designing Learning Activities to Support Young Women’s Interest in Programming and Computational Thinking

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dc.contributor.author Kim, Harang
dc.date.accessioned 2020-06-24T10:32:55Z
dc.date.available 2020-06-24T10:32:55Z
dc.date.issued 2020 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2043/32074
dc.description.abstract Over the last few years, the importance of computer science education for children has been promoted more and more vigorously. In addition, the demand for technology occupations has increased rapidly, and there are many job opportunities in computer science. However, there are not many women working in this field. One of the reasons is young women’s lack of interest in computer science. This study investigates how to attract young women to computer programming and support computational thinking through design and develop learning activities. This study’s approach includes several related researches, theories, and methodologies. Interviews, workshops, and observations were used to determine design requirements. The results demonstrate that tangible and meaningful artifacts are effective educational tools for computer programming. Based on the results, this research developed a prototype, “TomatoBox,” a do-it-yourself kit that creates toys while providing an enjoyable activity to learn programming. en_US
dc.format.extent 93 en_US
dc.language.iso eng en_US
dc.publisher Malmö universitet/Teknik och samhälle sv-SE
dc.subject Computer Programming en_US
dc.subject Computational Thinking en_US
dc.subject Tangible Artifacts en_US
dc.title Designing Learning Activities to Support Young Women’s Interest in Programming and Computational Thinking en_US
dc.type H1 en_US
dc.setspec.uppsok Technology en_US
dc.contributor.examiner Rutz, Fredrik
dc.contributor.supervisor Spikol, Daniel
mahlocal.xprt.faculty2019 TS
mahlocal.xprt.program Media Technology: Strategic Media Development
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