Title: Enhancing modern Greek teaching with android programming!

Authors: Vaios Papaioannou; Argyroula Alexandropoulou; Georgia Pierrou

Addresses: Department of Computer Engineering and Informatics, B' Building, University Campus, University of Patras, 26504, Greece ' Lyceum of Rion, Rion, 26504 Greece ' Hellenic Open University, Patras, Greece

Abstract: The wide range of education curricula in the subjects of Secondary Education in conjunction with the suffocating timeframe that is defined by the instructions for the teaching courses, which is dictated by the competent Ministry each school year, as well as the 'encumbrance' of teachers belonging to different specialties in their own 'scientific environment', often act as a deterrent to the development of didactic collaborations between different disciplines and consequently to the holistic educational approach to knowledge. The aim of the present work is to develop students' programming skills using as a motivation a Theoretical subject, that is Modern Greek Literature, namely N. Vrettakos' poem 'The Child with the Matches' and vice versa. Through the designed interdisciplinary educational approach, it is expected to awaken the interest of students who are indifferent to theoretical lessons, as well as to solve in a substantial way the problems that beginners encounter in learning programming.

Keywords: modern Greek; informatics; interdisciplinary educational approach; computer programming; android; app inventor; experiential learning.

DOI: 10.1504/IJTEL.2020.107950

International Journal of Technology Enhanced Learning, 2020 Vol.12 No.3, pp.245 - 261

Received: 29 May 2018
Accepted: 02 Dec 2018

Published online: 27 Mar 2020 *

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