In this paper we report on our experiments in teaching computer science concepts with a mix of tangible and abstract object manipulations. The goal we set ourselves was to let pupils discover the challenges one has to meet to automatically manipulate formatted text. We worked with a group of 25 secondary-school pupils (9-10th grade), and they were actually able to "invent" the concept of mark-up language. From this experiment we distilled a set of activities which will be replicated in other classes (6th grade) under the guidance of math teachers.
What you see is what you have in mind : constructing mental models for formatted text processing / C. Bellettini, V. Lonati, D. Malchiodi, M. Monga, A. Morpurgo, M. Torelli - In: Informatics in schools: local proceedings of the 6th International Conference ISSEP 2013 : selected papers / [a cura di] I. Diethelm, J. Arndt, M. Dünnebier, J. Syrbe. - Potsdam : Universitätsverlag Potsdam, 2013. - ISBN 9783869562223. - pp. 139-147 (( Intervento presentato al 6. convegno ISSEP tenutosi a Oldenburg nel 2013.
|Titolo:||What you see is what you have in mind : constructing mental models for formatted text processing|
BELLETTINI, CARLO NICOLA MARIA (Primo)
LONATI, VIOLETTA (Secondo)
MORPURGO, ANNA CHIARA GIOVANNA (Penultimo)
TORELLI, MAURO (Ultimo)
|Settore Scientifico Disciplinare:||Settore INF/01 - Informatica|
|Data di pubblicazione:||2013|
|Tipologia:||Book Part (author)|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||03 - Contributo in volume|