Cultivating Interest and Competencies in Computing

Authentic Experiences and Design Factors

Author: National Academies of Sciences Engineering and Medicine

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Computing in some form touches nearly every aspect of day to day life and is reflected in the ubiquitous use of cell phones, the expansion of automation into many industries, and the vast amounts of data that are routinely gathered about people's health, education, and buying habits. Computing is now a part of nearly every occupation, not only those in the technology industry. Given the ubiquity of computing in both personal and professional life, there are increasing calls for all learners to participate in learning experiences related to computing including more formal experiences offered in schools, opportunities in youth development programs and after-school clubs, or self-initiated hands-on experiences at home. At the same time, the lack of diversity in the computing workforce and in programs that engage learners in computing is well-documented. It is important to consider how to increase access and design experiences for a wide range of learners. Authentic experiences in STEM - that is, experiences that reflect professional practice and also connect learners to real-world problems that they care about - are one possible approach for reaching a broader range of learners. These experiences can be designed for learners of all ages and implemented in a wide range of settings. However, the role they play in developing youths' interests, capacities, and productive learning identities for computing is unclear. There is a need to better understand the role of authentic STEM experiences in supporting the development of interests, competencies, and skills related to computing. Cultivating Interest and Competencies in Computing examines the evidence on learning and teaching using authentic, open-ended pedagogical approaches and learning experiences for children and youth in grades K-12 in both formal and informal settings. This report gives particular attention to approaches and experiences that promote the success of children and youth from groups that are typically underrepresented in computing fields. Cultivating Interest and Competencies in Computing provides guidance for educators and facilitators, program designers, and other key stakeholders on how to support learners as they engage in authentic learning experiences.

The SAGE Handbook of Gender and Education

Author: Christine Skelton

Publisher: SAGE

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Category: Education

Page: 560

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The Handbook of Gender and Education brings together leading scholars on gender and education to provide an up-to-date and broad-ranging guide to the field. It is a comprehensive overview of different theoretical positions on equity issues in schools. The contributions cover all sectors of education from early years to higher education; curriculum subjects; methodological and theoretical perspectives; and gender identities in education. Each chapter reviews, synthesises and provides a critical interrogation of key contemporary themes in education. This approach ensures that the book will be an indispensable source of reference for a wide range of readers: students, academics and practitioners. The first section of the Handbook, Gender Theory and Methodology, outlines the various (feminist) perspectives on researching and exploring gender and education. The section critiques the notion of gender as a category in educational research and considers recent trends, evident especially in the gender and underachievement debates, to locate gender difference solely within biology. This section provides the broad background upon which the issues and debates in the other sections can be situated. Section two, Gender and Education, considers the differing ways in which gender has been shown to impact upon the opportunities and experiences of pupils/students, teachers and other adults in the different sectors of education. It also includes a chapter on single-sex schooling. Section three, Gender and School Subjects, comprises chapters that cover gender issues within the teaching and learning of particular school subjects (for example, maths, literacy, and science). It also includes topics such as sex education and assessment. The chapters in section four, Gender, identity and educational sites, address up-to-date issues which have a long history in terms of explorations into gender and educational opportunities. More recent inclusions in the debates, such as disability, sexuality, and masculinities are discussed alongside the more traditional concerns of 'race', social class and femininities. The final section, Working in Schools and Colleges, illuminates the working lives of teachers and academics. The chapters cover such topics as school culture, career progression and development, and the gendered identities of professionals within educational institutions. The contributors to this book have been selected by the editors as authorities in their specific area of gender and education and are drawn from the international scholarly community.

Mobile Learning Applications in Early Childhood Education

Author: Papadakis, Stamatios

Publisher: IGI Global

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Category: Education

Page: 408

View: 553

Mobile technologies combined with an interdisciplinary approach to knowledge and organization of learning experiences that are meaningful to children could create a creative and interactive learning environment different from that of traditional teaching. Making good use of mobile learning with appropriate devices will increase the learning motivations of the students and help them bring about positive performance. Mobile Learning Applications in Early Childhood Education is a collection of innovative research on the methods and applications of mobile learning techniques and strategies within diversified teaching settings. While highlighting topics including computational thinking, ubiquitous learning, and social development, this book is ideally designed for researchers, teachers, parents, curriculum developers, instructional designers, academicians, students, and practitioners seeking current research on the application of mobile technology within child education.

Research Anthology on Computational Thinking, Programming, and Robotics in the Classroom

Author: Management Association, Information Resources

Publisher: IGI Global

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Category: Education

Page: 969

View: 823

The education system is constantly growing and developing as more ways to teach and learn are implemented into the classroom. Recently, there has been a growing interest in teaching computational thinking with schools all over the world introducing it to the curriculum due to its ability to allow students to become proficient at problem solving using logic, an essential life skill. In order to provide the best education possible, it is imperative that computational thinking strategies, along with programming skills and the use of robotics in the classroom, be implemented in order for students to achieve maximum thought processing skills and computer competencies. The Research Anthology on Computational Thinking, Programming, and Robotics in the Classroom is an all-encompassing reference book that discusses how computational thinking, programming, and robotics can be used in education as well as the benefits and difficulties of implementing these elements into the classroom. The book includes strategies for preparing educators to teach computational thinking in the classroom as well as design techniques for incorporating these practices into various levels of school curriculum and within a variety of subjects. Covering topics ranging from decomposition to robot learning, this book is ideal for educators, computer scientists, administrators, academicians, students, and anyone interested in learning more about how computational thinking, programming, and robotics can change the current education system.

Humans as Self-Constructing Living Systems

Putting the Framework to Work

Author: Martin E. Ford

Publisher: Routledge

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Category: Psychology

Page: 422

View: 347

Originally published in 1987, the purpose of this companion volume to Donald Ford’s (1987) Humans as Self-Constructing Living Systems: A Developmental Perspective on Personality and Behavior was to illustrate the potential utility of the Living Systems Framework (LSF) for stimulating new theoretical advances, for guiding research on human behavior and development, and for facilitating the work of the health and human service professions. Although not exactly a "how to" manual, it does provide many concrete examples of how and when the framework can be used to guide scholarly and professional activities. It also provides a concise overview of the framework itself that can help those who have read the theoretical volume refresh their memory, and assist those who have not, in understanding the basic concepts of the LSF and in deciding whether and how the framework might be useful to them.

Psychology Library Editions: Personality

16 Volume Set

Author: Various

Publisher: Routledge

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Category: Psychology

Page: 4758

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The study of personality has a long history and many different theoretical viewpoints within psychology. Psychology Library Editions: Personality (16 Volume set) presents titles, originally published between 1950 and 1997, covering many of these traditions and theories. It includes contributions from many well-respected academics and is a fascinating insight into this diverse field.

Advances in Computer Science and Engineering

Author: Dehuai Zeng

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

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Category: Computers

Page: 818

View: 580

This book includes the proceedings of the second International Conference on Advances in Computer Science and Engineering (CES 2012), which was held during January 13-14, 2012 in Sanya, China. The papers in these proceedings of CES 2012 focus on the researchers’ advanced works in their fields of Computer Science and Engineering mainly organized in four topics, (1) Software Engineering, (2) Intelligent Computing, (3) Computer Networks, and (4) Artificial Intelligence Software.

Computer, Intelligent Computing and Education Technology

Author: Hsiang-Chuan Liu

Publisher: CRC Press

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Category: Computers

Page: 1510

View: 232

This proceedings set contains selected Computer, Information and Education Technology related papers from the 2014 International Conference on Computer, Intelligent Computing and Education Technology (CICET 2014), held March 27-28, 2014 in Hong Kong. The proceedings aims to provide a platform for researchers, engineers and academics as well as indu

Informatics, Networking and Intelligent Computing

Proceedings of the 2014 International Conference on Informatics, Networking and Intelligent Computing (INIC 2014), 16-17 November 2014, Shenzhen, China

Author: Jiaxing Zhang

Publisher: CRC Press

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Category: Computers

Page: 296

View: 550

This proceedings volume contains selected papers presented at the 2014 International Conference on Informatics, Networking and Intelligent Computing, held in Shenzhen, China. Contributions cover the latest developments and advances in the field of Informatics, Networking and Intelligent Computing.

Beyond Burnout

Helping Teachers, Nurses, Therapists, and Lawyers Recover from Stress and Disillusionment

Author: Cary Cherniss

Publisher: Psychology Press

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Category: Social Science

Page: 234

View: 954

Uses an in-depth, longitudinal study to explore the problems of job stress, offering personal accounts from professionals describing what happened to them when their idealism clashed with the realities of their work.

Autism in the School-Aged Child

Expanding Behavioral Strategies and Promoting Success

Author: Autism Family Press

Publisher: Autism Family Press

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Intelligent Analytics With Advanced Multi-Industry Applications

Author: Sun, Zhaohao

Publisher: IGI Global

ISBN:

Category: Computers

Page: 392

View: 116

Many fundamental technological and managerial issues surrounding the development and implementation of intelligent analytics within multi-industry applications remain unsolved. There are still questions surrounding the foundation of intelligent analytics, the elements, the big characteristics, and the effects on business, management, technology, and society. Research is devoted to answering these questions and understanding how intelligent analytics can improve healthcare, mobile commerce, web services, cloud services, blockchain, 5G development, digital transformation, and more. Intelligent Analytics With Advanced Multi-Industry Applications is a critical reference source that explores cutting-edge theories, technologies, and methodologies of intelligent analytics with multi-industry applications and emphasizes the integration of artificial intelligence, business intelligence, big data, and analytics from a perspective of computing, service, and management. This book also provides real-world applications of the proposed concept of intelligent analytics to e-SMACS (electronic, social, mobile, analytics, cloud, and service) commerce and services, healthcare, the internet of things, the sharing economy, cloud computing, blockchain, and Industry 4.0. This book is ideal for scientists, engineers, educators, university students, service and management professionals, policymakers, decision makers, practitioners, stakeholders, researchers, and others who have an interest in how intelligent analytics are being implemented and utilized in diverse industries.

Essential Readings in Problem-based Learning

Author: Andrew Elbert Walker

Publisher: Purdue University Press

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Category: Education

Page: 384

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This book surveys the state of problem-based learning and assesses the impact of this innovative educational methodology on teaching and research effectiveness across a range of disciplines and in a variety of organizational contexts.

The Power of Interest for Motivation and Engagement

Author: K Ann Renninger

Publisher: Routledge

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Category: Education

Page: 178

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The Power of Interest for Motivation and Engagement describes the benefits of interest for people of all ages. Using case material as illustrations, the volume explains that interest can be supported to develop, and that the development of a person's interest is always motivating and results in meaningful engagement. This volume is written for people who would like to know more about the power of their interests and how they could develop them: students who want to be engaged, educators and parents wondering about how to facilitate motivation, business people focusing on ways in which they could engage their employees and associates, policy-makers whose recognition of the power of interest may lead to changes resulting in a new focus supporting interest development for schools, out of school activity, industry, and business, and researchers studying learning and motivation. It draws on research in cognitive, developmental, educational, and social psychology, as well as in the learning sciences, and neuroscience to demonstrate that there is power for everyone in leveraging interest for motivation and engagement.

CIA Challenge Exam - Study Book - 2021

Author: MUHAMMAD ZAIN

Publisher: Zain Academy

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Category: Business & Economics

Page: 395

View: 661

Welcome to the 2021 edition of CIA Challenge Exam – Study Book. This study book will prepare you for CIA Challenge Exam conducted by the Institute of Internal Auditors (IIA), US. The book contains 661 study points presented with the questioning mind approach. Furthermore, there are 279 true false questions to reinforce the learned topics. CIA Challenge Exam is passed by understanding the core topics presented in the syllabus and applying them in real case scenarios. You will be tested at higher cognitive levels. This book will help you develop a 360-degree level of understanding. A dedicated section on Certified Internal Auditor (CIA) – Basic Information is added in the book, explaining the proven strategies to clear the CIA Challenge Exam in the first attempt. This CIA Study Book is ideal for all persons working in industry and audit firms being ACCA and CA members. They will be ready for exam within three to four months if they can give at least three hours on weekdays and at least six hours on weekends. They will be able to concentrate their activities on career and family. You can ask as many questions as you wish to either through WhatsApp (+92 311 222 4261) or email [email protected] and [email protected], and I will answer to the best of my ability. My support and guidance will be with you TILL YOU PASS THE EXAMS. Do read the comments and ratings of my successful candidates from Zain Academy's Facebook Page. Let’s work together towards the common goal of earning a Certified Internal Auditor (CIA) credential from the Institute of Internal Auditors (IIA), US. Supplement your preparation by practicing from CIA Challenge Exam – Test Bank Questions – 2021.

Future Communication, Information and Computer Science

Proceedings of the 2014 International Conference on Future Communication, Information and Computer Science (FCICS 2014), May 22-23, 2014, Beijing, China.

Author: Dawei Zheng

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN:

Category: Computers

Page: 472

View: 391

The 2014 International Conference on Future Communication, Information and Computer Science (FCICS 2014) was held May 22-23, 2014 in Beijing, China. The objective of FCICS 2014 was to provide a platform for researchers, engineers and academics as well as industrial professionals from all over the world to present their research results and developm

Handbook of Psychology, Educational Psychology

Author: Irving B. Weiner

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN:

Category: Psychology

Page: 624

View: 742

Psychology is of interest to academics from many fields, as well as to the thousands of academic and clinical psychologists and general public who can't help but be interested in learning more about why humans think and behave as they do. This award-winning twelve-volume reference covers every aspect of the ever-fascinating discipline of psychology and represents the most current knowledge in the field. This ten-year revision now covers discoveries based in neuroscience, clinical psychology's new interest in evidence-based practice and mindfulness, and new findings in social, developmental, and forensic psychology.

Learning in Communities

Interdisciplinary Perspectives on Human Centered Information Technology

Author: John M. Carroll

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

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Category: Education

Page: 266

View: 989

Most learning takes place in communities. People continually learn through their participation with others in everyday activities. Such learning is important in contemporary society because formal education cannot prepare people for a world that changes rapidly and continually. We need to live in learning communities. This volume gathers together all of the scholarly materials directly emanating from a workshop held in August 2005, when a multidisciplinary group of scholars met at Penn State’s College of Information Sciences and Technology to discuss ‘learning in communities’. Initially, a sectioned report on the workshop was published as a special section in the Journal of Community Informatics in 2006. Subsequently, a special issue of 5 full papers was published in the Journal of Computer-Supported Cooperative Work, and a special section of 2 full papers was published in the International Journal of Computer-Supported Collaborative Learning.