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ACE 2015: Understanding the Teaching Context of First Year ICT Education in Australia

This paper reports on an investigation of the teaching context of first-year Information and Communications Technology (ICT) courses at Australian universities and the influences of this on students’ learning experiences. This is part of a larger project which aimed to identify and disseminate good practices in ICT teaching at Australian universities with a specific focus […]

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ACE 2015: Teaching in First-Year ICT Education in Australia: Research and Practice

This paper details current research and teaching practice for first-year Information and Communications Technology (ICT) students at Australian universities. The project aims to record and disseminate good practice in first-year ICT teaching in Australia. The aim of the paper is to examine how academics are addressing the challenge of engaging first-year ICT students in the […]

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ACE 2015: Assessment in First-Year ICT Education in Australia: Research and Practice

This paper presents an investigation of assessment in first- year Information and Communications Technology (ICT) courses with a focus on Australian universities. This study was part of a project that aimed to identify and disseminate good practices in first-year ICT teaching in Australian universities. Through a systematic review of the last five years of research […]

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ACE 2015: Computational Thinking, the Notional Machine, Pre-Service Teachers, and Research Opportunities

There is general consensus regarding the urgent and pressing need to develop school students’ computational thinking abilities, and to help school teachers develop computational thinking pedagogies. One possible reason that teachers (and students) may struggle with computational thinking processes is because they have poorly developed mental models of how computers work, i.e., they have inadequate […]

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