Universitat Oberta de Catalunya (SPAIN)
About this paper:
Appears in: INTED2019 Proceedings
Publication year: 2019
Pages: 8689-8692
ISBN: 978-84-09-08619-1
ISSN: 2340-1079
doi: 10.21125/inted.2019.2169
Conference name: 13th International Technology, Education and Development Conference
Dates: 11-13 March, 2019
Location: Valencia, Spain
Scratch is a visual programming language developed by MIT and designed to facilitate the teaching of programming to children. The first version appeared in 2005 and since then it has been used in different educational levels and with diverse objectives: to improve the learning of some subjects as mathematics or music, to work on computational thinking, to reduce gender differences in technical careers and to facilitate the learning of programming in university students, among other uses for teaching and learning purposes. The use of Scratch has increased over the years and, accordingly, the scientific papers that present and discuss the educational experiences have grown too. In this article we present a scoping review that we are doing of all the scientific literature around Scratch from the years 2005 to 2018. We explain the procedure followed to perform the search and selection of articles and the categorization of scientific production. Some preliminary results are also presented.
Scratch, scoping review, methodology.