COMPUTER SCIENCE TEACHERS AND THEIR TYPOLOGY ACCORDING TO THE PREFERENCES IN COMPUTATIONAL THINKING DEVELOPMENT
Palacký University of Olomouc, Faculty of Education (CZECH REPUBLIC)
About this paper:
Conference name: 13th International Conference on Education and New Learning Technologies
Dates: 5-6 July, 2021
Location: Online Conference
Abstract:The need to innovate the content of education in the teaching of computer science, or computer science subjects, in the conditions of Czech primary and secondary schools, is a relatively widely discussed topic today. However, as the computer science subjects` curriculum in the Czech Republic still shows resistance to significant changes, the Strategy for Digital Education until 2020, published by the Czech Ministry of Education, Youth and Sports in 2014, has recently been systematically enforced. It proposes a set of possible interventions to support the implementation of digital education into initial education, which proves to be increasingly necessary. However, the question remains as to what teaching content is preferred by the teachers of computer science subjects at primary schools, and which specific teaching topics are emphasized by them. We shall try to answer this question in the present paper, which demonstrates some partial results of a research survey focused on the issue of the preference of IT subjects` educational content taught at Czech schools, and was targeted at teachers of computer science subjects at upper primary school (6th to 9th grade).
Keywords: Computer science subjects, teachers of computer science subjects, educational content.