Share Paper: Developing Third-Grade Students’ Computational Thinking Skills with Educational Robotics

  1. Charoula Angeli, University of Cyprus, Cyprus
  2. Eria Makridou, University of Cyprus, Cyprus
Tuesday, March 27 10:45 AM-11:15 AM Edison G

Abstract: The paper addresses the issue of how computational thinking can be taught to young children with the use of educational robotics using the kit LEGO WeDo Due to the young age of the students who participated in the study, computational thinking was measured in terms of four sub-skills, namely, sequencing, correspondence between actions and instructions, debugging, and flow of control Students were assigned to an experimental group and a control group The results of the study showed that educational robotics was an effective method for teaching computational thinking skills to elementary school students According to the findings, students in the ...