Mara Saeli

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A Contributing Student Pedagogy (CSP) is a pedagogy that encourages students to contribute to the learning of others and to value the contributions of others. CSP in formal education is anticipatory of learning processes found in industry and research, in which the roles and responsibilities of 'teacher' and 'student' are fluid. Preparing students for this(More)
The goal of this literature study is to give some preliminary answers to the questions that aim to uncover the Pedagogical Content Knowledge (PCK) of Informatics Education, with focus on Programming. PCK has been defined as the knowledge that allows teachers to transform their knowledge of the subject into something accessible for their students. The core(More)
PCK (Pedagogical Content Knowledge) is that special mixture of deep content knowledge and deep pedagogical knowledge which results in specialized knowledge around a subject that grows with the years of teaching experience. We present our approach to foster development of PCK during university based teacher education; namely by including our teacher students(More)
In this paper a first introduction to the concept of Pedagogical Content Knowledge (PCK) of Programming for secondary school is given. PCK is the knowledge of why a subject should be taught, how that subject should be taught, what topics of that subject should be taught and for whom the teaching of the topic is meant. Moreover a method to uncover the PCK of(More)
In this article we report about a study to assess Dutch teachers' Pedagogical Content Knowledge (PCK), with special focus on programming as a topic in secondary school Informatics education. For this research, we developed an online research instrument: the Online Teacher PCK Analyser (OTPA). The results show that Dutch teachers' PCK scores between low and(More)
This study captures part of the pedagogical content knowledge of programming of teachers teaching a introductory programming course by means of Context Representations (CoRe). The result of this study are two categorised lists of " Big Ideas " of teaching a first programming course and a CoRe about four of these " Big Ideas ". Another characteristic of PCK(More)
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