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A glimpse into the cultural situatedness of computer science: Some insights from a pilot study
Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Science and Technology, Mathematics and Computer Science, Department of Information Technology, Computer Systems. (UpCERG)
2014 (English)In: Proc. 2nd International Conference on Learning and Teaching in Computing and Engineering, Los Alamitos, CA: IEEE Computer Society, 2014, 92-99 p.Conference paper (Refereed)
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To what extent is students' understanding of computer science culturally situated? This, possibly philosophical question, has come to the surface at Uppsala University, Uppsala, Sweden, where many Chinese students study computer science together with the local students. We did an exploratory study using email interviews to see if our intuitions could be relied on. We collected data from Chinese students studying in master programs and analysed the data using a phenomenographic perspective. A complex intertwined relationship between the content of their learning (the WHAT) the ways in which they went about studying (the HOW), the aims of their studies (the WHY), and the competencies developed from the intercultural context they studied in (the WHERE) was observed. In this paper we offer some insights from the results of the pilot study and discuss how they have shaped our on-going study in the field.

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Los Alamitos, CA: IEEE Computer Society, 2014. 92-99 p.
, International Conference on Teaching and Learning in Computing and Engineering, ISSN 2377-0309
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Computer Science Educational Sciences
URN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-226531DOI: 10.1109/LaTiCE.2014.25ISI: 000355978500017ISBN: 978-1-4799-3591-8OAI: diva2:726294
International Conference on Learning and Teaching in Computing and Engineering (LaTiCE 2014), 11-13 April 2014, Kuching, Malaysia
Available from: 2014-06-10 Created: 2014-06-18 Last updated: 2015-07-16Bibliographically approved

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