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Code Club: bringing programming to UK primary schools through Scratch

Smith, Neil; Sutcliffe, Clare and Sandvik, Linda (2014). Code Club: bringing programming to UK primary schools through Scratch. In: 45th ACM Technical Symposium on Computer Science Education (SIGCSE 14), 5-8 Mar 2014, Atlanta, GA, ACM.

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Code Club is a network of after-school programming clubs for primary (US: elementary) schoolchildren, run by technically-competent volunteers in conjunction with (generally technically-unskilled) teachers. The main motivation of Code Club is to inspire children with a sense of fun and achievement for programming and digital creativity. This paper reports on the first year of Code Club in 1000 UK schools. The results were extremely positive, but some children had difficulty understanding the concepts behind the projects.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item
Copyright Holders: 2014 ACM
ISBN: 1-4503-2605-6, 978-1-4503-2605-6
Keywords: introductory programming; elementary school; primary school; K-12
Academic Unit/School: Faculty of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) > Computing and Communications
Faculty of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM)
Research Group: Centre for Research in Computing (CRC)
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Item ID: 39111
Depositing User: Neil Smith
Date Deposited: 10 Dec 2013 09:23
Last Modified: 30 May 2019 07:13
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