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Folk Pedagogy and the Geek Gene: Geekiness Quotient
University of Gävle, Faculty of Engineering and Sustainable Development, Department of Industrial Development, IT and Land Management, Computer science.
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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 (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.
Series
SIGCSE ’17
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: 10.1145/3017680.3017746ISBN: 978-1-4503-4698-6 (print)OAI: oai:DiVA.org:hig-23964DiVA: diva2:1092402
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SIGCSE'17
Available from: 2017-05-02 Created: 2017-05-02 Last updated: 2017-05-02

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