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Beaver contest in the first three-year cycle of elementary school

Tatjana Per (2016) Beaver contest in the first three-year cycle of elementary school. Diploma thesis.

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    Abstract

    Beaver is international problem solving contest with a focus on computational thinking. It is one of the ways to increase interest in computer topics among children. The first part of the thesis is devoted to the presentation of the Beaver contest and its tasks. We presented the computational thinking, active learning and problem-based learning. In the empirical part we focused on problem solving tasks in the Beaver contest in the first three years of primary school, we found the learning objectives, which relate to computational thinking. We have examined the tasks that were prepared within the Beaver contest for students at this stage. At two selected elementary schools, the examination of computer science knowledge was performed among students in the first three years with the tasks from the Beaver contest in 2015. We also carried out an interview with the teachers to check their opinion on difficulty of the Beaver tasks that were solved by the students, and correlations between the tasks and themes from the curriculum.

    Item Type: Thesis (Diploma thesis)
    Keywords: beaver contest, computational thinking, active learning, problem-based learning (PBL), learning objectives
    Number of Pages: 49
    Language of Content: Slovenian
    Mentor / Comentors:
    Mentor / ComentorsIDFunction
    doc. dr. Irena Nančovska ŠerbecMentor
    asist. Špela CerarComentor
    Link to COBISS: http://www.cobiss.si/scripts/cobiss?command=search&base=50126&select=(ID=11271497)
    Institution: University of Ljubljana
    Department: Faculty of Education
    Item ID: 4001
    Date Deposited: 26 Oct 2016 09:52
    Last Modified: 26 Oct 2016 09:52
    URI: http://pefprints.pef.uni-lj.si/id/eprint/4001

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