Songs are the tapping of keys Coding events for Kids

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Abstract

In this pilot study we look at the UK based weeklong Festival of Code, which is organized by Young Rewired State, and has for the last five years, and explore what impact this has had on the 7-18 year old attendees and their subsequent development. This team based coding exercise for children has grown from 50 to 1000 participants and will have important lessons about how we address computational thinking and teaching computing science to the next generation, as well as what lessons can be learned from these informal events.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationIFIP TC3 Working Conference “A New Culture of Learning: Computing and next Generations”
Pages286-296
Number of pages11
Publication statusPublished - 2015

Keywords

  • programming for children
  • Computer Science Education
  • Coding for children
  • YRS
  • Young Rewired State

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    Scharlau, B., Beacham, N., & Carter, J. (2015). Songs are the tapping of keys Coding events for Kids. In IFIP TC3 Working Conference “A New Culture of Learning: Computing and next Generations” (pp. 286-296)