Indian Journal of Science and Technology
Year: 2015, Volume: 8, Issue: 25, Pages: 1-10
SeungJin Lee1 , Jamee Kim2 and WonGyu Lee3*
1 Department of Computer Science Education, Graduate School, Korea University, Seoul - 136-701, Korea
2 Graduate School of Education, Korea University, Seoul - 136-701, Korea
3 Department of Computer Science and Engineering, Korea University, Seoul - 136-701, Korea; [email protected]
In recent years, interest in Computational Thinking (CT) has been increasing in many countries. It is highly expected that CT will increase as an increasing number of people learn IT (ICT) and computer science. Accordingly, this study analyzed the difference in TOPCIT scores by gender and the gap between expected and actual competency levels. Consequently, females showed a high level of achievement in ‘Technical Communication’, and males showed a higher level of achievement in ‘Software’. It was also revealed that there is a big gap between the expected competencies of both male and female students and their actual competencies. This study suggested that TOPCIT is contributing to analyzing the gap between actual IT competency and perceived IT competency and correctly understanding their competency.
Keywords: Computational Thinking, IT Competency, TOPCIT
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