Research on Scratch Programming Teaching Design for the Cultivation of Computational Thinking
Authors: Xiao Wang* and Ya-lin Yin
Affiliation: Jianghan University, Wuhan, Hubei, China
Information: Received: July 3 2023 / Accepted: July 11, 2023 / Published: July 25, 2023
Abstract: With the rapid spread and development of information today, computational thinking has become an important skill in the current era of highly information and wisdom. It is an important part of the core literacy of high school information technology curriculum, and its cultivation is a long-term process. This study designed a teaching design model for Scratch programming in junior high school information technology aimed at cultivating computational thinking, and based on this model, specific teaching designs were carried out and applied to actual junior high school information technology classrooms. The article uses "storytelling" as a specific teaching case for detailed explanation. After a month of teaching practice, the research results obtained through the evaluation of students' pre and post computational thinking level show that under this teaching model, students' computational thinking level has been significantly improved. This provides some reference for the cultivation of students' computational thinking and the teaching practice of Scratch programming in the future.
Keywords: Computational thinking; Scratch programming; Teaching design; Junior High School Information Techno
Cite This Article: Wang X and Yin Y L. Research on Scratch Programming Teaching Design for the Cultivation of Computational Thinking. Advanced Journal of Engineering. 2023,3:30-36. https://doi.org/10.55571/aje.2023017