Assessing Malaysian Teachers’ Perception on Computational Thinking Concepts Using SEM

Ung, L. Ling and Tammie, C. Saibin and Jane, Labadin and Norazila, Abdul Aziz (2019) Assessing Malaysian Teachers’ Perception on Computational Thinking Concepts Using SEM. In: Proceedings of the Third International Conference on Computing, Mathematics and Statistics (iCMS2017).

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Computational thinking (CT) concepts are newly introduced concepts in the Malaysian curriculum. This study is therefore designed to investigate Malaysian teachers’ perception on the integration ofcomputational thinking skills in their teaching and learning practices. A survey form was designed based on the Technological Acceptance Model (TAM) and was disseminated throughout Malaysia to gauge teachers’ perception on CT based on the per-ceived usefulness of CT, perceived ease of CT integration into teaching and learning practices, teachers’ attitude towards CT and their intention to use CT in their classrooms. A total of 166 primary school teachers participated in the sur-vey and the data was analysed using Structural Equation Modelling (SEM). This study managed to predict Malaysian teachers’ intention in integrating computational thinking skills in their classroom practices via two significant de-terminants, namely the perceived ease of integration and positive attitude to-wards computational thinking. This study is important because it highlights fac-tors affecting teachers’ perception on the newly improvised curriculum, and is an effort to support CT delivery in Malaysian classrooms.

Item Type: Proceeding (Paper)
Uncontrolled Keywords: computational thinking, Technological Acceptance Model (TAM), primary school teachers, perception.Structural Equation Modeling (SEM), unimas, university, universiti, Borneo, Malaysia, Sarawak, Kuching, Samarahan, ipta, education, research, Universiti Malaysia Sarawak
Subjects: Q Science > QA Mathematics > QA75 Electronic computers. Computer science
Q Science > QA Mathematics > QA76 Computer software
Divisions: Academic Faculties, Institutes and Centres > Faculty of Computer Science and Information Technology
Depositing User: Tuah
Date Deposited: 18 Aug 2020 03:39
Last Modified: 18 Aug 2020 04:57

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