Lechen Zhang

Lechen Zhang
Stockholm University | SU · Department of Computer and Systems Sciences

Doctor of Philosophy

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Publications (16)
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I många länder världen runt har digitalisering och programmering införts i läroplaner för förskola och grundskola. Under senare tid har flera studier om undervisning i programmering i olika sammanhang genomförts. Dessa studier har oftast haft fokus på elever från 7 år och äldre och det finns få studier som rapporterar om införandet av programmering...
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Many national curricula have incorporated computational thinking (CT) into compulsory education. Teacher ability to deliver the revised curriculum determines whether these new skills can be successfully integrated into teaching. Therefore, it is crucial to examine teacher readiness. This study measured Swedish K-9 teacher CT skills through a CT tes...
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Computational thinking has been introduced in many countries around the world and teachers are working intensely to incorporate programming activities in the classroom. However, teachers are faced with several challenges due to the fact that there is still little research conducted focusing on programming education for younger children, that progra...
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The association between mathematics and programming in an educational context is not new. Today, programming has been introduced into curricula worldwide for younger children. In the Swedish case, primary school teachers are expected to integrate programming in mathematics education from autumn 2018. However, Swedish teachers' knowledge of programm...
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Although Computational Thinking and Programming have become obligatory in many national curricula, the majority of teachers in practice are currently in dire need of support from both the research and teaching community. A national research and teacher development project was initiated in Sweden to address this issue. To develop their pedagogical c...
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Many national curricula have incorporated Computational Thinking (CT) in compulsory education. Teachers' ability to deliver the revised curriculum determines whether these new skills can be successfully integrated into teaching. Therefore, it is crucial to examine teachers' readiness. This study measured Swedish K-9 teachers' CT skills through a CT...
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Since autumn 2018, teachers throughout Sweden are obliged to relate to programming in one way or another in the teaching, especially in the subject of mathematics and technology education. Although teachers should formally work with programming teaching from the autumn of 2018, programming has been taught in primary school for several years. While...
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Teachers around the world have started teaching programming at the K-9 level, some due to the formal introduction of programming in the national curriculum, others without such pressure and on their own initiative. In this study, we attempted to understand which skills – both CT-related and general – are developed in the process. To do so, we inter...
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In 2019, the mobile learning body of knowledge is extensive and much is known about the technology impacts and affordances of mobile devices in educational settings. A particular focus has now shifted toward specific technologies in specific subjects. Mathematics is one such subject and tab-lets are one such technology that is gaining attention. Th...
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The text below is the accepted version. For the FINAL version, please visit https://authors.elsevier.com/a/1ZIfP1HucdHyVb [50 DAYS FREE SHARE LINK] . As computational thinking (CT) is being embraced by educational systems worldwide, researchers and teachers have posed important questions such as “what to teach” and “what can be learned.” These ques...
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Computational thinking has been introduced in many countries around the world and teachers are working intensely to incorporate programming activities in the classroom. However, teachers are faced with several challenges due to the fact that there is still little research conducted focusing on programming education for younger children, that progra...
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As the popularity of “Computational Thinking” expands in the education realm, more and more studies have been conducted to investigate the effect of using visual programming languages, such as Scratch, to teach computational thinking. This paper provides an overview of the teaching strategies that were implemented in research studies that aimed at...
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Programming education is a hot topic in many countries around the world. Also in Sweden this topic has received a lot of attention lately due to formal introduction of programming curriculum as of 2018. Mathematics is one of the subjects that is most affected by the curriculum changes as the government in Sweden has decided that teachers of mathema...
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Many countries around the world have introduced programming curriculum at K-9 level. For a number of years, a lot of studies have surfaced demonstrating enactments of programming education, for instance through the use of visual programming languages as Scratch in different contexts. However, these studies have had a dominating focus on students of...
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Due to the increased popularity of tablets in schools, this systematic review examines the literature on tablet-mediated learning attempting to identify how tablets support the emergence of new teaching and learning practices as well as the transformation of existing ones in primary and secondary schools. 39 studies were selected using predefined s...

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The newly launched International Journal of Learning Analytics and Artificial Intelligence for Education (www.i-jai.org) aims to increase knowledge and understanding of ways in which learning analytics (LA) and artificial intelligence (AI) can support and enhance education. The journal aims to bridge the gap between pure academic research journals and more practical publications. The open journal will be indexed in databases such as Scopus, DOAJ, DLBP, LearnTechLib, EBSCO, Google Scholar, etc. This journal provides open access to all of its content on the principle that making research freely available to the public supports a greater global exchange of knowledge. Such access is associated with increased readership and increased citation of an author's work. We invite researchers and relevant stakeholder to submit papers that for instance focus on: * Analysing Learner’s Activity, Engagement, and Motivation * Modeling Learning and Teaching in Different Environments (online, blended and physical environments) * Evaluation and Development of Teaching Practices and Learning Designs * Application of Machine Learning, Educational Data Mining, and Predictive Analytics * Social Network Analysis and Network Modelling Tools * Supporting and Developing Assessment and Feedback Practices * Supporting Personalised and Adaptive Learning * Analyzing and Improvement of Learning Organisations based on Data * Development of new Methods and Theories * AI applications in the educational domain See more at www.i-jai.org
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Enrich our understanding of the working methods, content and tasks that results in knowledge development among primary and secondary school pupils studying programming.