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Folk pedagogy and the geek gene: geekiness quotient
Computer Science and Engineering, University of Connecticut, Storrs, CT, United States.
University of Gävle, Faculty of Engineering and Sustainable Development, Department of Industrial Development, IT and Land Management, Computer science. Department of Information Technology, Uppsala University, Uppsala, Sweden.
Department of Information Technology, Uppsala University, Uppsala, Sweden.
Mathematics and Computer Science, Rhode Island College, Providence, RI, United States.
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2017 (English)In: Proceedings of the 2017 ACM SIGCSE Technical Symposium on Computer Science Education, NY, USA: ACM Digital Library, 2017, 405-410 p.Conference paper, Published paper (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

In a survey of the CS-education community, we find a range of beliefs about the "geek gene" theory. We suggest an alternative term, the "geekiness quotient (GQ)". The GQ, grounded in Gardner's work on multiple intelligences, is a hypothetical measure of the student's current CS ability. The GQ supports a moderate view of the geek gene: that students arrive in our classrooms with a range of CS abilities, whether acquired through background or innate talent, and can improve their abilities through effort.

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NY, USA: ACM Digital Library, 2017. 405-410 p.
Keyword [en]
fixed or growth mindset, folk pedagogy, geek gene, innate ability
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Computer and Information Science Learning
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URN: urn:nbn:se:hig:diva-23964DOI: 10.1145/3017680.3017746Scopus ID: 2-s2.0-85018307420ISBN: 978-1-4503-4698-6 (print)OAI: oai:DiVA.org:hig-23964DiVA: diva2:1092402
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48th ACM SIGCSE Technical Symposium on Computer Science Education, SIGCSE 2017; Seattle, United States; 8-11 March 2017
Available from: 2017-05-02 Created: 2017-05-02 Last updated: 2017-06-16Bibliographically approved

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