The Relationship Between Computational Thinking (CT) Skills and Generative Learning Theory (GLT)

ID: 50784 Type: Brief Paper
  1. Abdulaziz A Alfayez, University of Toledo, United States

Tuesday, March 7 10:55 AM-11:15 AM

Presider:
Brian Arnold, Michigan State University, United States

The purpose of this article is to familiarize everyone about CT and its concepts as well as connecting CT skills to GLT. This article will define the term of CT and explain why CT skills are critical for everyone. Next, this article will identify CT characteristics, such as "Fundamental, not rote skill” (Wing, 2006, p.35). Also, this article will present CT concepts, including Decomposition, Abstraction, Algorithms Design, Automation, Data Collection, Data Analysis, Data Representation, Simulation, Parallelization, and Generalization, in order to connect it to GLT. Finally, this article will describe GLT and its relationship with CT skills.

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