Introducing Computational Thinking to Primary School Classrooms in Ireland: A Constructionist Approach

ID: 52633 Type: Full Paper
  1. Margaret Leahy, Deirdre Butler, Deirdre McQuaid, Róisín Ryan, and Francis Tormey, Institute of Education,Dublin City University, Ireland

Thursday, March 29 2:15-2:45 PM Location: Edison A View on map

Presider: Lara Ervin-Kassab, San Jose State University, United States

Abstract: The introduction of computational thinking (CT) at primary level is an area of research still in its infancy and in critical need of further research. Adopting a constructionist perspective, the research reported in this paper explores how CT can be introduced at primary school within the context of existing curricula (mathematics and science). More specifically, it presents, synthesises and discusses three research studies carried out by three practicing primary school teachers.

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