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Educational Alternatives, Volume 12, 2014

CHILDREN'S COMPUTER CLUB AS AN EXAMPLE OF NON-FORMAL EDUCATIONAL SYSTEM IN THE FIELD OF INFORMATICS
Vladimir A. Lokalov
Pages: 27-37
Published: 4 Sep 2014
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Abstract: The article represented describes theoretical and practical approaches to creation of non-formal educational systems called “St. Petersburg Children’s Computer Club” (CCCP). The CCCP project is based on the theory of socio-cultural development, as well as activity theory. The main principle of the system is represented by a multilevel set of interconnected modular courses on informatics, which allows pupils to choose the direction of self-education according to their interests and abilities. Results of CCCP project (progress, students’ achievements, etc) have been analyzed and have proven its productive use.
Keywords: non-formal educational systems, teaching informatics, computer club, vocational guidance, activity theory, development of abilities
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