Computer Science for Children
Claudia Santos Fernandes, UNOESTE - Universidade do Oeste Paulista, Brazil ; Paulo Blauth Menezes, UFRGS- Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil
Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference, in Norfolk, VA ISBN 978-1-880094-41-9 Publisher: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE), Chesapeake, VA
This work shows a propose of teaching computer science for children. It is intended that the "Information Technology Teaching" sharpens the critical sense and capacitate students to learn not only to use currents technologies, but to understand how it works. To find out which Computer Science Topics are more suitable to teach children, it was realized a quiz, answered by Computer Science and Information Technology teachers which thought disciplines. A solid basis to the practice of Computer Science has the objective to develop the demanded abilities to think, to express clearly and precisely, to answer problems and create concepts.
Fernandes, C.S. & Menezes, P.B. (2001). Computer Science for Children. In J. Price, D. Willis, N. Davis & J. Willis (Eds.), Proceedings of SITE 2001--Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference (pp. 3163-3164). Norfolk, VA: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE).