If this is the second coming of coding will there be rapture or rejection?

Albion, Peter R. (2016) If this is the second coming of coding will there be rapture or rejection? In: Australian Council for Computers in Education 2016 Conference (ACCE 2016), 29 Sept - 2 Oct 2016, Brisbane, Australia.

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Coding made the national headlines in 2015 and appears to have garnered sufficient support from politicians to be seen as an essential component of education for all. Educators with longer memories will recognise that this is not the first but the second coming of coding for all as a focus of education in technologies. The first coming ended in rejection because too few teachers really understood the potential. The immediate response to the second coming appears to be rapture but it could easily end in rejection. How do we develop a sane response to the current impetus for coding and sustain it? The answer lies in preparing teachers with sufficient knowledge of coding and computational thinking for it to be authentically useful in their own lives. Only then will they appreciate its value for learners in their classrooms.

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Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Commonwealth Reporting Category E) (Paper)
Refereed: Yes
Item Status: Live Archive
Additional Information: No evidence of copyright restrictions preventing deposit of Accepted version.
Faculty / Department / School: Current - Faculty of Business, Education, Law and Arts - School of Teacher Education and Early Childhood
Date Deposited: 06 Dec 2016 05:05
Last Modified: 30 Oct 2017 06:43
Uncontrolled Keywords: coding, STEM
Fields of Research : 13 Education > 1303 Specialist Studies in Education > 130306 Educational Technology and Computing
13 Education > 1302 Curriculum and Pedagogy > 130212 Science, Technology and Engineering Curriculum and Pedagogy
Socio-Economic Objective: C Society > 93 Education and Training > 9302 Teaching and Instruction > 930202 Teacher and Instructor Development
URI: http://eprints.usq.edu.au/id/eprint/30116

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