Information System Framework for Training Teachers on Computational Thinking

Ung Ling-Ling, Jane Labadin, Fitri Suraya Mohamad

© 2021 Ung Ling-Ling, published by UIKTEN. This work is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International. (CC BY-NC 4.0).

Citation Information: SAR Journal. Volume 4, Issue 3, Pages 119-127, ISSN 2619-9955,, September 2021.

Received: 15 June 2021.
Revised:   04 September 2021.
Accepted: 10 September 2021.
Published: 23 September 2021.


The call for a holistic integration of computational thinking (CT) skills across all subjects in the newly revised Malaysian curriculum of 2017 has brought to attention an urgent need to prepare teachers with the new syllabus, teaching and learning (TL) tools, and techniques, to promote effective computational thinking knowledge dissemination in their daily classroom practices. However, a preliminary investigation revealed that many teachers were still unaware of the changes within the new curriculum. There was an apparent lack of understanding of computational thinking skills in general. The study intends to propose a conceptual framework to develop knowledge about computational thinking skills among Malaysian teachers, to enhance their pedagogical repertoire to include elements of computational thinking into their teaching content. The study employs mixed-method research to capture data and construct interventions. The Information Systems Design Theory (ISDT) is used to design an effective information system (IS) and set a plan for developing the conceptual framework.The proposed framework comprises five elements, which could serve as a guide for future planning in setting up CT training for Malaysian teachers and other related professional development programmes.

Keywords – computational thinking, information system (IS), E-learning, teacher, Information System Design Theory (ISDT).


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