Data Collection: Early Childhood Teacher Attitudes about Coding
This week we were asked to get in some data collection experience during our action research class. For the majority of my graduate program beginning in the fall of 2016, I've been specifically focused on coding and robotics.
I decided to survey my coworkers about their own attitudes and beliefs on coding in the preschool classroom. I have thus far only surveyed those early childhood teachers in my current school building. I kept the survey brief and simple. Most of my coworkers know I've had this strong focus on robotics and coding, but I haven't asked them what they think about it personally. This gave them a chance to respond and reflect on their own feelings.
I found the responses and comments very fascinating. This is a great way to begin researching the implementation of something new in classrooms. School and district leaders can get a read on how teachers feel about implementing the innovations and go after those teachers who are already excited about the new possibilities. Those enthusiastic teachers can encourage others around them to join in. Research and data collection need to be a key component of educational research.
I received a total of 21 responses.
Here are the results I collected using a Google Form I sent out:
At the end of the survey, I gave respondents a chance to leave comments. Here are the comments:
Additional Comments:3 responses