Examination of Remote Support by University Students for Programming-Related Lessons in Elementary Schools

  • Tomohiro Yamamoto Kagoshima University
  • Tatsuya Horita Tohoku University
Keywords: Programming education, Information education, Distance education, School support, Web conference


In Japan, programming education was introduced into the elementary curriculum from FY2020 onward. We analyzed a case in which university students became remote support teachers for 10 programming classes in four elementary schools by the use of a Web conference system. The results show that teaching-related self-confidence increases when university students provide remote support. Additionally, facilitating the exchange of cooperative guidance between university students and teachers is important, along with the positive evaluations of student’s work, thus providing guidelines for improving university students’ remote support.


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