Computing Education Research

10 credits

Syllabus, Master's level, 1DT061

Code
1DT061
Education cycle
Second cycle
Main field(s) of study and in-depth level
Computer Science A1N
Grading system
Pass with distinction, Pass with credit, Pass, Fail
Finalised by
The Faculty Board of Science and Technology, 30 August 2018
Responsible department
Department of Information Technology

Entry requirements

120 credits including 45 credits in computer science or 45 credits in academic teaching and learning/educational sciences. Proficiency in English equivalent to the Swedish upper secondary course English 6.

Learning outcomes

On completion of the course, the student should be able to describe fundamental concepts concerning how students learn computer science and about how the subject is taught. They should be able to account for different theories of learning and current research in computer science education and apply their knowledge in a study of an aspect of the subject.

Content

Introduction to computer science education research: learning theories, learning within computer science, research in learning computer science.

Research areas: First year programming, gender issues within computer science, critical theory, quantitative and qualitative research.

An individual project.

Instruction

Lectures, seminars, and project work. Guest lectures.

Assessment

The course is examined through project, discussions and assignments.

If there are special reasons for doing so, an examiner may make an exception from the method of assessment indicated and allow a student to be assessed by another method. An example of special reasons might be a certificate regarding special pedagogical support from the disability coordinator of the university.

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