Assessing elementary school students' programming thinking skills using rubrics

Daisuke Saito, Shota Kaieda, Risei Yajima, Hironori Washizaki, Yoshiaki Fukazawa, Hidetoshi Omiya, Misaki Onodera, Idumi Sato

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Abstract

In this study, we evaluated the abilities elementary school students can cultivate through education using programming. We focused on using programming in subject education, e.g., arithmetic and science. The effect of programming education in computer science has been reported extensively; however, it is unclear what abilities utilization of programming in may cultivate in other subjects. Therefore, in this study, we created a rubric to evaluate programming thinking skills. The rubric was applied to actual elementary school math and science classes for evaluation. As a result, in mathematics, the ability to analyze events improved, and, in science, the ability to branch improved. In this paper, we present the rubric and corresponding evaluation results.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of 2020 IEEE International Conference on Teaching, Assessment, and Learning for Engineering, TALE 2020
EditorsHiroyuki Mitsuhara, Yoshiko Goda, Yutato Ohashi, Ma. Mercedes T. Rodrigo, Jun Shen, Neelakantam Venkatarayalu, Gary Wong, Masanori Yamada, Leon Chi-Un Lei
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Pages181-188
Number of pages8
ISBN (Electronic)9781728169422
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2020 Dec 8
Event2020 IEEE International Conference on Teaching, Assessment, and Learning for Engineering, TALE 2020 - Virtual, Takamatsu, Japan
Duration: 2020 Dec 82020 Dec 11

Publication series

NameProceedings of 2020 IEEE International Conference on Teaching, Assessment, and Learning for Engineering, TALE 2020

Conference

Conference2020 IEEE International Conference on Teaching, Assessment, and Learning for Engineering, TALE 2020
Country/TerritoryJapan
CityVirtual, Takamatsu
Period20/12/820/12/11

Keywords

  • Programming education
  • Programming thinking
  • Rubric

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Engineering (miscellaneous)
  • Media Technology
  • Education

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