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The Cambridge Handbook of Computing Education Research

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Sally A. Fincher, Anthony V. Robins, Mark Guzdial, Benedict du Boulay, Josh Tenenberg, Brian Dorn, Christopher Hundhausen, Robert McCartney, Laurie Murphy, Paulo Blikstein, Sepi Hejazi Moghadam, Andrew J. Ko, Patricia Haden, Lauren E. Margulieux, Kristin A. Searle, Briana B. Morrison, Kerry Shephard, Michael C. Loui, Maura Borrego, Shriram Krishnamurthi, Kathi Fisler, Thomas Lancaster, Katrina Falkner, Judy Sheard, Colleen M. Lewis, Niral Shah, Paul Curzon, Tim Bell, Jane Waite, Mark Dorling, Jan Vahrenhold, Quintin Cutts, R. Benjamin Shapiro, Mike Tissenbaum, Lauri Malmi, Ian Utting, Michael Horn, Marina Bers, Adam Carter, Daniel Olivares, Joanna Goode, Jean J. Ryoo, Yifat Ben-David Kolikant, Andrew Begel, Michael J. Clancy, Alex Lishinski, Aman Yadav, Beth Simon, Charlie McDowell, Linda Werner, Helen Hu, Clif Kussmaul, Leo Porter
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  • Date Published: April 2019
  • availability: Available
  • format: Hardback
  • isbn: 9781108496735

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  • This Handbook describes the extent and shape of computing education research today. Over fifty leading researchers from academia and industry (including Google and Microsoft) have contributed chapters that together define and expand the evidence base. The foundational chapters set the field in context, articulate expertise from key disciplines, and form a practical guide for new researchers. They address what can be learned empirically, methodologically and theoretically from each area. The topic chapters explore issues that are of current interest, why they matter, and what is already known. They include discussion of motivational context, implications for practice, and open questions which might suggest future research. The authors provide an authoritative introduction to the field and is essential reading for policy makers, as well as both new and established researchers.

    • Articulates research from other disciplines that are related to computing education
    • Includes several chapters of practical guidance, including qualitative and quantitative methods, study design, and research-to-practice case studies
    • Written by leading researchers from academia and industry, such as Google and Microsoft
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    'We have centuries of experience in how to teach mathematics to our children, but we are only just starting to learn how to teach computing as a foundational (rather than simply vocational) subject. This book does a huge service to teachers and researchers, by distilling the best computing education research world-wide, articulating the evidence for what we do and don’t know, and setting the agenda for what needs to be done.' Simon Peyton Jones, Microsoft Research and Glasgow University

    'This Handbook provides a comprehensive survey of computing education research written by the foremost experts in the field. The scope of the handbook is broad and includes theory, methodology, pedagogy, and technology. It will be an essential reference resource, especially for graduate students who need to become familiar with existing work before undertaking their own research.' Moti Ben-Ari, Weizmann Institute of Science, Israel

    'This Handbook is an important and timely contribution to computing education. In the context of universities being evaluated on the quality of their research, the chapters feature approaches to research design, theories, proven research methods, and practical examples, which are all useful for conducting good quality research in computing education. Indeed, there is something for everyone interested in computing education research: history, conversation, and practical tips. All computing lecturers should be issued with a copy.' Sally Smith, Dean of Computing, Edinburgh Napier University

    'This is an impressive volume with contributions from leading computing education researchers providing broad, yet carefully curated, coverage of past and current work. It is a solid reference for both new students and experienced researchers in the field.' Mehran Sahami, Stanford University, California

    'The importance of effective computing education cannot be overstated. This Handbook’s contributions from leaders in the field empower stakeholders, such as researchers and practitioners, to move toward the goal of teaching computing to all learners. The comprehensiveness of this volume ensures that it will be a standard resource for years to come.' Cynthia J. Atman, Director, Center for Engineering Learning and Teaching, University of Washington

    'In this Handbook, two of the most accomplished scholars in the field present the distilled wisdom from some of the area's leading experts. The chapter topics are carefully chosen and provide a multi-faceted view of computing education research. This comprehensive volume is both an orientation in the field and a cyclopaedia for novices and experts alike.' Arnold Pears, Royal Institute of Technology, Sweden

    'The chapters in this Handbook edition compute on multiple levels: they offer a comprehensive review on the past and present of research in computer science education, they provide valuable insights into how to conduct this research with various methods, and they address critical issues in teaching practices, tool development, and student understanding.' Yasmin Kafai, Lori and Michael Milken President’s Distinguished Professor, University of Pennsylvania

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    Product details

    • Date Published: April 2019
    • format: Hardback
    • isbn: 9781108496735
    • length: 918 pages
    • dimensions: 259 x 181 x 50 mm
    • weight: 1.82kg
    • contains: 53 b/w illus. 13 tables
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    An important and timely field Sally A. Fincher and Anthony V. Robins
    Part I. Background:
    1. The history of computing education research Mark Guzdial and Benedict du Boulay
    2. Computing education research today Sally A. Fincher, Josh Tenenberg, Brian Dorn, Christopher Hundhausen, Robert McCartney and Laurie Murphy
    3. Computing education: literature review and voices from the field Paulo Blikstein and Sepi Hejazi Moghadam
    Part II. Foundations:
    4. A study design process Andrew J. Ko and Sally A. Fincher
    5. Descriptive statistics Patricia Haden
    6. Inferential statistics Patricia Haden
    7. Qualitative methods for computing education Josh Tenenberg
    8. Learning sciences for computing education Lauren E. Margulieux, Brian Dorn and Kristin A. Searle
    9. Cognitive sciences for computing education Anthony V. Robins, Lauren E. Margulieux and Briana B. Morrison
    10. Higher education pedagogy Kerry Shephard
    11. Engineering education Michael C. Loui and Maura Borrego
    Part III. Topics: Section 1. Systemic Issues:
    12. Novice programmers and introductory programming Anthony V. Robins
    13. Programming paradigms and beyond Shriram Krishnamurthi and Kathi Fisler
    14. Assessment and plagiarism Thomas Lancaster, Anthony V. Robins and Sally A. Fincher
    15. Pedagogic approaches Katrina Falkner and Judy Sheard
    16. Equity and diversity Colleen M. Lewis, Niral Shah and Katrina Falkner
    Section 2. New Milieux:
    17. Computational thinking Paul Curzon, Tim Bell, Jane Waite and Mark Dorling
    18. Schools (K-12) Jan Vahrenhold, Quintin Cutts and Katrina Falkner
    19. Computing for other disciplines Mark Guzdial
    20. New programming paradigms R. Benjamin Shapiro and Mike Tissenbaum
    Section 3. Systems Software and Technology:
    21. Tools and environments Lauri Malmi, Ian Utting and Andrew J. Ko
    22. Tangible computing Michael Horn and Marina Bers
    23. Leveraging the IDE for learning analytics Adam Carter, Christopher Hundhausen and Daniel Olivares
    Section 4. Teacher and Student Knowledge:
    24. Teacher knowledge for inclusive computing learning Joanna Goode and Jean J. Ryoo
    25. Teacher learning and development Sally A. Fincher, Yifat Ben-David Kolikant and Katrina Falkner
    26. Learning outside the classroom Andrew Begel and Andrew J. Ko
    27. Student knowledge and misconceptions Colleen M. Lewis, Michael J. Clancy and Jan Vahrenhold
    28. Motivation, attitudes and dispositions Alex Lishinski and Aman Yadav
    29. Students as teachers and communicators Beth Simon, Christopher Hundhausen, Charlie McDowell, Linda Werner, Helen Hu and Clif Kussmaul
    Section 5. Case Studies:
    30. A case study of peer instruction Leo Porter and Beth Simon
    31. A case study of qualitative methods Colleen M. Lewis.

  • Editors

    Sally A. Fincher, University of Kent, Canterbury
    Sally A. Fincher is Professor of Computing Education in the School of Computing at the University of Kent, Canterbury, where she leads the Computing Education Research Group. She is also an ACM Distinguished Scientist, a UK National Teaching Fellow, a Senior Fellow of the UK Higher Education Academy, and a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts.

    Anthony V. Robins, University of Otago, New Zealand
    Anthony V. Robins is Professor of Computer Science at the University of Otago, New Zealand. He is also Associate Journal Editor of Computer Science Education, and has co-organised multi-national research studies. He has worked for the Ministry of Education, New Zealand, on new programming assessment standards and related instructional materials for secondary schools.

    Contributors

    Sally A. Fincher, Anthony V. Robins, Mark Guzdial, Benedict du Boulay, Josh Tenenberg, Brian Dorn, Christopher Hundhausen, Robert McCartney, Laurie Murphy, Paulo Blikstein, Sepi Hejazi Moghadam, Andrew J. Ko, Patricia Haden, Lauren E. Margulieux, Kristin A. Searle, Briana B. Morrison, Kerry Shephard, Michael C. Loui, Maura Borrego, Shriram Krishnamurthi, Kathi Fisler, Thomas Lancaster, Katrina Falkner, Judy Sheard, Colleen M. Lewis, Niral Shah, Paul Curzon, Tim Bell, Jane Waite, Mark Dorling, Jan Vahrenhold, Quintin Cutts, R. Benjamin Shapiro, Mike Tissenbaum, Lauri Malmi, Ian Utting, Michael Horn, Marina Bers, Adam Carter, Daniel Olivares, Joanna Goode, Jean J. Ryoo, Yifat Ben-David Kolikant, Andrew Begel, Michael J. Clancy, Alex Lishinski, Aman Yadav, Beth Simon, Charlie McDowell, Linda Werner, Helen Hu, Clif Kussmaul, Leo Porter

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