Volume 14 · Number 3 · Pages 373–374
Teaching Basic Concepts of Programming to All Children

Ágnes Erdősné Németh

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Open peer commentary on the article “Early Programming Education Based on Concept Building” by Jiří Vaníček. Abstract: Vaníček’s target article presents a pilot study of an introductory course of programming. In my commentary I argue that teachers will be a key factor of success if the pilot program is implemented in a top-down way. Other important issue are the differentiation between children with different abilities while they go through the tasks, and the continuation of learning programming after the entry-level course.


Erdősné Németh (2019) Teaching basic concepts of programming to all children. Constructivist Foundations 14(3): 373–374. https://constructivist.info/14/3/373

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Ágnes Erdo˝sné Németh teaches mathematics and informatics at Batthyány High School in Nagykanizsa, Hungary. Many of her students have made it to the final rounds of national programming competitions, including the Central European Olympiad in Informatics and International Olympiad in Informatics. She is a vice-president of the John von Neumann Computer Society, where she is responsible for national programming contests. She has authored several papers about the methodology and didactics of teaching informatics. Her current research interest is teaching computational thinking for all and teaching computer science for talented pupils in upper-primary and secondary school. ▸︎ Google︎ Scholar
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