Teaching Block-based Programming: A Systematic Review of Current Approaches and Outcomes

Virtual Paper ID: 56194
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    Hyunchang Moon
    Texas Tech University
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    Jongpil Cheon
    Texas Tech University
  3. Jaehoon Lee
    Texas Tech University

Abstract: While numerous studies suggest approaches that provide effective means of teaching block-based programming, to date, no study has attempted to systematically examine the literature on teaching approaches applied to block-based programming. This study was to synthesize the results of a systematic review on articles describing teaching approaches of block-based programming and provide a meta-analysis of the results of teaching block-based programming. Search terms identified 23 papers reporting empirical evidence about the impacts and outcomes of teaching block-based programming with respect to learning and engagement. We are still in the progress of analyzing data. More findings and implications will be discussed in the presentation, together with recommendations for future work.

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