Development and Application of Software Education Program Based on Blended Learning for Improving Computational Thinking of Pre-Service Elementary Teachers

KIPS Transactions on Software and Data Engineering, Vol. 6, No.7, pp.353-360, July 2017
10.3745/KTSDE.2017.6.7.353, Full Text

Abstract

In this study, a software education program based on blended learning using scratch was designed for pre-service elementary teachers' software education. Software education program was applied to experimental group and control group within the university of education using Scratch programming for 12 weeks. Blended learning using online lectures was applied to experimental group. The pre-service teachers' recognition about software education and self-evaluation of computational thinking were performed. Then, we analyzed the effect of the developed education program on the recognition of software education and computational thinking. As a result, the level of post-recognition of software education in the experimental group was significantly higher than that of the pre-recognition. In the self-evaluation of computational thinking, the experimental group was significantly higher than the control group. Therefore, it can be seen that the software education program based on blended learning can help improve the learner's computational thinking.


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[KIPS Transactions Style]
U. Song and J. Gil, "Development and Application of Software Education Program Based on Blended Learning for Improving Computational Thinking of Pre-Service Elementary Teachers," KIPS Transactions on Software and Data Engineering, Vol.6, No.7, pp.353-360, 2017, DOI: 10.3745/KTSDE.2017.6.7.353.

[IEEE Style]
Ui-Sung Song and Joon-Min Gil, "Development and Application of Software Education Program Based on Blended Learning for Improving Computational Thinking of Pre-Service Elementary Teachers," KIPS Transactions on Software and Data Engineering, vol. 6, no. 7, pp. 353-360, 2017. DOI: 10.3745/KTSDE.2017.6.7.353.

[ACM Style]
Song, U. and Gil, J. 2017. Development and Application of Software Education Program Based on Blended Learning for Improving Computational Thinking of Pre-Service Elementary Teachers. KIPS Transactions on Software and Data Engineering, 6, 7, (2017), 353-360. DOI: 10.3745/KTSDE.2017.6.7.353.