Share Paper: Computational Thinking, Redefined

  1. Osman Yasar, State University of New York College at Brockport, United States
Tuesday, March 27 2:15-2:45 PM Edison G

Abstract: The term computational thinking (CT) was popularized a decade ago as an “attitude and skillset” for everyone. However, since it is equated with thinking by experts in solving problems, more than a decade of discourse to capture its cognitive essence has resulted in a rather broad set of skills whose teaching to novices continues to pose challenges because of the reliance on the use of electronic computers and programming concepts that are often found too abstract and difficult by young students. The ongoing struggle in the field by teachers and educators on how to integrate CT practices and skills into ...