- by Gersi Mirashi
- February 24, 2023
Critical thinking development in students during coding in the subject of “information and communication technology”
by, M.Sc. Pranvera KRASNIQI, AP, PhD. Tomi TRESKA, Doc. Anduela LILE, M.Sc. Andromeda (KECI) LALAJ
Background: Coding is solving problems while working. In coding, you must visualize and create map minds of your task or issue and break down the problem into smaller and more manageable parts, so that you can solve them more effectively and efficiently. So overall, coding includes the same process as critical thinking, and that of critical thinking process can be used very well and effectively in coding. Purpose: Exploring the possibilities and perspectives of the interaction between coding and encouraging, also developing critical thinking among students in the 15-18 age group. Evidence of students’ help in diversifying the ways of gaining knowledge and practical skills, as well as enabling young people to be more involved, among the approaches to education in the contemporary educational process. Method: This study is conducted at the “Arif Halil Sulaj” high school, Mamurras. To achieve the study objectives, a field survey was conducted through questionnaires and focus groups, both for teachers and for students of the “Arif Halil Sulaj” high school, Mamurras. Conclusion: Based on the searched results, it was evidenced that coding has a significant impact on increasing the involvement of students in the most active lessons and encouraging critical thinking, enabling them to solve problem situations independently, especially in the subjects of exact sciences. The recommendations determine the need to extend the curriculum in general with coding hours and algorithms as well as the addition of ICT hours in the 11th grade.
How to cite: Krasniqi, P., Treska, T., Lile, A., & Lalaj, A. (2023). Critical thinking development in students during coding in the subject of “Information and communication technology.” Polis, 22(1), 42–57.
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