Gender differences in computational thinking skills among Malaysian’s primary school students using visual programming

Osmanullrazi, Abdullah and Adzhar, Kamaludin and Nur Shamsiah, Abdul Rahman (2021) Gender differences in computational thinking skills among Malaysian’s primary school students using visual programming. In: IEEE 2021 International Conference on Software Engineering & Computer Systems and 4th International Conference on Computational Science and Information Management (ICSECS-ICOCSIM), 24-26 August 2021 , Pekan, Pahang, Malaysia. 655 -660.. ISBN 978-1-6654-1407-4

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Abstract

Computational Thinking (CT) is a thought process which utilize computer science concepts to solve problem in the real life. One of the methods to develop CT among the Children is by using visual programming to create computational artifacts such as animation and games. This study collected 50 animation and 47 games projects created by the primary school students in standard 6 (12-year-old) from the eight-week lesson using visual programming Scratch. The purpose of the study is to investigate if there is a significant difference between male and female students on CT skills of flow control, logic, data representation, parallelism, synchronization, user interactivity and abstraction. Source code projects were analyzed for CT skills score. Result from Mann-Whitney U test shows the different was not statistically significant between male and female students on CT skills mentioned previously.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Lecture)
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Uncontrolled Keywords: Computational thinking skills; Gender; Primary school students; Visual programming
Subjects: Q Science > QA Mathematics > QA76 Computer software
Faculty/Division: Institute of Postgraduate Studies
Faculty of Computing
Depositing User: Mrs Norsaini Abdul Samat
Date Deposited: 13 Apr 2022 01:55
Last Modified: 13 Apr 2022 07:21
URI: http://umpir.ump.edu.my/id/eprint/33708
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