Title: Research on teaching practice of app inventor course embedded in computational thinking

Authors: Hexiao Huang; Leilei Chen; Siwei Jin; Ying Wang; Hongzhi Hu

Addresses: School of Science and Technology, Shanghai Open University, Shanghai, 200433, China ' School of Science and Technology, Shanghai Open University, Shanghai, 200433, China ' Wujiang Experimental Primary School in Suzhou, Jiangsu Province 215200, China ' Management School, Shanghai University of International Business and Economics, Shanghai, 201620, China ' School of Management, Fudan University, Shanghai, 200433, China

Abstract: At present, the concept of computational thinking is spreading in education circles around the world. From the point of view of current research and application in China, the research on the cultivation of computational thinking in K-12 education is still in the early stage. Based on the graphic programming design course of app inventor in primary and secondary schools, this study embeds computing thinking into teaching objectives and contents, constructs the teaching model of app inventor course with embedded computing thinking, and discusses how to cultivate students' computing thinking ability in teaching practice. The method provided in this paper is helpful to analyse the changes of students' computational thinking during the teaching process, and it can effectively identify teaching effects.

Keywords: computational thinking; app inventor; embedded; abstract thinking; teaching practice.

DOI: 10.1504/IJES.2021.10032550

International Journal of Embedded Systems, 2021 Vol.14 No.2, pp.117 - 126

Received: 31 Jan 2020
Accepted: 11 Feb 2020

Published online: 31 Mar 2021 *

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