Share Paper: Developing Computational Thinking in Young Learners via Robotics: A Review of Literature

  1. Yu-Hui Ching, Boise State University, United States
  2. Yu-Chang Hsu, Boise State University, United States

Abstract: This paper analyzed 20 peer-reviewed empirical studies on the development of computational thinking in young learners (pre-kindergarten to 6th grade) through educational robotics. The analysis revealed that young learners are able to develop various dimensions of computational thinking through age-appropriate robotics kits and effective pedagogical approaches. Voids in the literature and potential areas for future research were discussed.