The readiness of computational thinking education in Taiwan: Perspectives from the K-12 principals in 2017

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Abstract

This study investigated the perspectives of the K-12 principals who took part in the teacher education of computational thinking. The scales of the readiness survey questionnaire included object readiness, teacher readiness, instructional resource readiness, and leadership support. Moreover, this study also explored the TPACK of teachers for computational thinking education. The integrated questionnaire reports two validity statistics – the acceptable internal consistency (alpha reliability coefficient), and discriminant validity – for the refined 35 items. The results of the survey showed that those principals perceived the present situation which was significantly lower than the degree of importance they preferred. In other words, all the dimensions of the survey will have to be strengthened in the 2 years before conducting computational education for the 12-year compulsory education from August 2019 in Taiwan.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of International Conference on Computational Thinking Education, CTE 2018
EditorsSiu-cheung KONG, Kuen-fung SIN, Diana ANDONE, Gautam BISWAS, Tom CRICK, Heinz Ulrich HOPPE, Ting-chia HSU, Ronghuai HUANG, Robert Kwok-yiu LI, Chee-kit LOOI, Marcelo MILRAD, Josh SHELDON, Mike TISSENBAUM, Ju-ling SHIH, Jan VAHRENHOLD
PublisherThe Education University of Hong Kong
Pages157-160
Number of pages4
ISBN (Print)9789887703457
Publication statusPublished - 2018
Event2nd International Conference on Computational Thinking Education, CTE 2018 - Hong Kong, Hong Kong
Duration: 2018 Jun 142018 Jun 16

Publication series

NameProceedings of International Conference on Computational Thinking Education
ISSN (Electronic)2664-5661

Conference

Conference2nd International Conference on Computational Thinking Education, CTE 2018
Country/TerritoryHong Kong
CityHong Kong
Period2018/06/142018/06/16

Keywords

  • Computational thinking
  • Leadership
  • Readiness
  • TPACK
  • Teacher education

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Education
  • Computer Science Applications

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