Kod som teknisk lösning: en studie om grundskoleelevers uppfattningar av ändamålsenlighet i deras spontana programspråk
Code as technical solution: A study on primary school students´ perception of fitness of purpose in their spontaneous programming language
This study examines primary school students’ perception of functionality in their spontaneous programming
language for controlling a simple robot. Classroom activities were designed in order to create opportunities
for the students (year 1 and year 4) to discuss and develop together with their teachers a shared
programming language for controlling a simple robot. The students spontaneously used (a) natural language,
(b) images or (c) symbols when they created their programming language. The findings show that
the students primarily perceived a code’s functionality as a question of readability, rather than how well
it fit the purpose of controlling the robot. Possible consequences of the findings for teaching in technology
education are discussed.
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