Developing Computational Thinking in Young Learners via Robotics: A Review of Literature

Virtual Brief Paper (Asynchronous) ID: 58404
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    Yu-Hui Ching
    Boise State University
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    Yu-Chang Hsu
    Boise State University

Abstract: This paper analyzed 20 peer-reviewed empirical studies on the development of computational thinking in young learners (pre-kindergarten to 6th grade) through educational robotics. The analysis revealed that young learners are able to develop various dimensions of computational thinking through age-appropriate robotics kits and effective pedagogical approaches. Voids in the literature and potential areas for future research were discussed.

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