Are children capable of learning image processing concepts? cognitive and affective aspects

Khaled Asad, Moshe Barak

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Abstract

Many children are making extensive use of technological devices such as cellphones, digital cameras and music players. Are these children attracted to learning the computer principles on which these devices are based? Are they qualified to learn computer science concepts in an in-depth fashion? This study aimed at examining the case of teaching an advanced computer science course in image processing to middle school students. During the stage of learning the theory, the students exhibited rather low motivation; later, when they were involved in preparing individual projects on image processing, they demonstrated greater interest and success in learning the subject matter.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationITiCSE'12 - Proceedings of the ACM Conference on Innovation and Technology in Computer Science Education
Pages227-231
Number of pages5
DOIs
StatePublished - 13 Aug 2012
Event17th ACM Conference on Innovation and Technology in Computer Science Education, ITiCSE'12 - Haifa, Israel
Duration: 3 Jul 20125 Jul 2012

Publication series

NameAnnual Conference on Innovation and Technology in Computer Science Education, ITiCSE
ISSN (Print)1942-647X

Conference

Conference17th ACM Conference on Innovation and Technology in Computer Science Education, ITiCSE'12
Country/TerritoryIsrael
CityHaifa
Period3/07/125/07/12

Keywords

  • computer science education
  • contextual learning
  • image processing
  • instructional approaches
  • project-based learning

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