Análisis de entornos de programación para el desarrollo de habilidades del pensamiento computacional y enseñanza de programación a principiantes

Translated title of the contribution: Analysis of programming environments for developing computational thinking skills and teaching programming to novices

Leticia Laura-Ochoa, Norka Bedregal-Alpaca

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Abstract

The aim of this work is to analyze different programming environments for beginning students that facilitate the development of computational thinking skills, program creation and transition to a text-based programming language. A quasi-experimental methodological design was used, since it did not work with a control group. A mixed exploratory investigation was carried out. The study group consisted of 34 first-year students from the Professional School of Education of the National University of San Agustin de Arequipa. The results show that teaching with block-based programming environments facilitates the understanding of programming concepts. Code.org and turtle with Python were the most preferred tools for learning programming, making them suitable for transitioning to a textual programming language. The programming environments used allowed the development of skills related to computational thinking.

Translated title of the contributionAnalysis of programming environments for developing computational thinking skills and teaching programming to novices
Original languageSpanish
Pages (from-to)533-548
Number of pages16
JournalRISTI - Revista Iberica de Sistemas e Tecnologias de Informacao
Issue number E43
StatePublished - 2021

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