Implementability of computational thinking in Danish compulsory school mathematics – a survey conducted in a pre-implementation context

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This paper studies the implementability of computational thinking (CT) among mathematics teachers by studying their pre-implementation practices of teaching CT. Based on survey responses (n=67), we report on analyses of what CT Danish mathematics teachers teach in their mathematicsclassroom, and with what mathematical subject areas they combine it. The study finds that more than 2/3 of the population teach CT, and that CT is taught in a wide range of mathematical subject matter areas. This is surprising since CT is not a mandatory part of the current curriculum, but could be amplified due to selection-bias. These practices are different from previous research results that have found CT relevant in relatively few mathematical content areas. This indicates a need for near future implementation strategy for CT in Danish compulsory school mathematics to address CT in a way with clear relevance for mathematics.
Original languageEnglish
Publication date2024
Number of pages8
Publication statusPublished - 2024
Event13th Congress of the European Society for Research in Mathematics Education - Alfréd Rényi Institute of Mathematics, Budapest, Hungary
Duration: 10 Jul 202314 Jul 2023
Conference number: 13


Conference13th Congress of the European Society for Research in Mathematics Education
LocationAlfréd Rényi Institute of Mathematics
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