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Promoting Long-Lasting Interest in Computer Science: An Analysis of High School Teachers' Perspectives

Happe, Lucia 1; Steidlinger, Isabel; Wagner, Ingo ORCID iD icon 1; Marquardt, Kai ORCID iD icon 2
1 Institut für Schulpädagogik und Didaktik (ISD), Karlsruher Institut für Technologie (KIT)
2 Institut für Informationssicherheit und Verlässlichkeit (KASTEL), Karlsruher Institut für Technologie (KIT)

Abstract (englisch):

This study explores the perspectives of high school computer science (CS) teachers on students' interest in the subject. Using structured interviews, we identified factors that may influence students' interest in CS, such as curriculum design, teaching methods, and the use of materials and technology in the classroom. The findings reveal the importance of making CS relevant and exciting to students to increase engagement and understanding and promote acceptance of the subject in society. Additionally, the study highlights the challenges and benefits of interdisciplinary teaching of CS and the value of pre-designed teaching materials in supporting this approach. The presented study provides valuable insights for educators and policymakers looking to promote and sustain students' interest in CS. Overall, the study emphasizes the crucial role of CS education (CSEd) in preparing students for success in a digital world.

Postprint §
DOI: 10.5445/IR/1000156321/post
Veröffentlicht am 28.06.2023
Preprint §
DOI: 10.5445/IR/1000156321
Veröffentlicht am 28.02.2023
Cover der Publikation
Zugehörige Institution(en) am KIT Institut für Informationssicherheit und Verlässlichkeit (KASTEL)
Institut für Schulpädagogik und Didaktik (ISD)
Publikationstyp Proceedingsbeitrag
Publikationsjahr 2023
Sprache Englisch
Identifikator ISBN: 978-989-758-641-5
ISSN: 2184-5026
KITopen-ID: 1000156321
Erschienen in Proceedings of the 15th International Conference on Computer Supported Education, April 21-23, 2023, in Prague, Czech Republic. Ed.: J. Jovanovic. Vol.: 1
Veranstaltung 15th International Conference on Computer Supported Education (CSEDU 2023), Prag, Tschechien, 21.04.2023 – 23.04.2023
Verlag SciTePress
Seiten 337-344
Schlagwörter computer science education, interest, engagement, interdisciplinary teaching, curriculum design, teaching methods, teacher perspectives, subject relevance, diversity, content, topics, teaching materials
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