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Authors: Paulo Brito ; J. Antão B. Moura ; Joaquim Honório ; Marcelo Barros and Igor Vieira

Affiliation: Federal University of Campina Grande (UFCG), Brazil

ISBN: 978-989-758-291-2

Keyword(s): Teaching of Programming, Educational Performance, Computer Science Education, Computational Thinking.

Abstract: The technological advances made in recent years bring with them the importance of introducing computer courses in the school context, and with this, a need for digital inclusion of students from economically disadvantaged schools. This paper reports on research to introduce programming in such school curricula and to evaluate possible benefits of such introduction for students’ motivation towards learning in general. The research was based on the creation of a methodology for designing and offering programming courses at public and private schools and to verify possible correlations between students’ performance and schools’ economic scenarios they find themselves in. Preliminary results indicate that students who participated in the courses at schools with economic restrictions and inferior quality of IT infrastructure may still present better results in the courses. In addition, there is evidence of gains in their motivation towards learnig other subjects. The paper details results, analyzes causes for them and illustrates and explores implications for participating students at schools operating across the economic spectrum. (More)

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Brito P., Moura J., Honório J., Barros M. and Vieira I. (2018). Teaching of Programming - An Educational Performance Booster for Students at Economically Disadvantaged Schools.In Proceedings of the 10th International Conference on Computer Supported Education - Volume 1: CSEDU, ISBN 978-989-758-291-2, pages 155-164. DOI: 10.5220/0006785101550164

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JO - Proceedings of the 10th International Conference on Computer Supported Education - Volume 1: CSEDU,
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