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XXIV.6 November + December 2017
Page: 70
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Coding as a social and tangible activity


Authors:
Olivia Tabel, Jonathan Jensen, Martin Dybdal, Pernille Bjørn

  The centrality of technology places great responsibility on HCI education researchers. It’s our duty to explore strategies for teaching children the skills, knowledge, and expertise necessary to continue shaping our society through technology. As part of this effort, teaching kids how to code is fundamental.   Insights Coding Pirates (https://codingpirates.dk) is a Danish nonprofit social organization dedicated to doing just that. While Coding Pirates is a successful initiative, it is difficult to attract participants with diverse preferred-learning strategies. Take this example: In early fall 2016, one of the authors brought her 13-year-old daughter to a Coding Pirates event. During…




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