Share Paper: HOUR(s and Hours) OF (Math +) CODE

  1. George Gadanidis, Western University, Canada
  2. Rosa Cendros Araujo, Western University, Canada

Abstract: Today’s coding movement, inspired in part by Wing’s advocacy of computational thinking in education (Wing, 2006, 2008), has been taken up by industry, academics, and educational institutions. Although portrayed as a recent trend in education, the idea of bringing coding into classrooms is not new. We believe that we need to learn from the past. However, today there is a lot of momentum in engaging young students with coding, with for-profit and non-profit entities supporting the dissemination of this idea. In addition, there are vested interests that support and use the coding trend as a marketing tool for educational and ...