Learn programming framework for Malaysian preschoolers

Laura P. Jack and Norazlina Khamis and Carolyn Salimun and Dinna M. Nizam and Zaidatol Haslinda Abdullah Sani and Aslina Baharum (2019) Learn programming framework for Malaysian preschoolers. International Journal of Advanced Trends in Computer Science and Engineering, 8 (1.6). pp. 431-436. ISSN 2278-3091

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Learning computer programming is a good way to develop Computational Thinking, but many students assumed that computer programming is a complicated subject, which leads toward their disinterest in computer science. We believe that this assumption can be overcome if the students were introduced to the concept of programming earlier during preschool years. The best programming method for children to learn programming is the tangible programming method but current Malaysian preschool syllabus does not contain a framework for preschoolers to learn tangible programming. This paper introduces the developmentally-appropriate Learn Programming Framework (LPF) for preschoolers to learn programming concepts. The structured syllabus in LPF involves a series of controlled-play activities to be used with the novel tangible board game. Once the framework has been successfully implemented, extensive evaluation of LPF will be done to test its effectiveness in teaching children about programming

Item Type: Article
Keyword: Computational thinking , Framework , Learn programming , Preschoolers
Subjects: L Education > LB Theory and practice of education
T Technology > T Technology (General)
Department: FACULTY > Faculty of Computing and Informatics
Depositing User: DG MASNIAH AHMAD -
Date Deposited: 22 Jul 2021 10:55
Last Modified: 22 Jul 2021 10:55
URI: https://eprints.ums.edu.my/id/eprint/30022

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