Multiple pathways of developing computational thinking in K-12 schools in different countries/regions: Approaches, challenges and research-based solutions

Chee-Kit LOOI, Gautam BISWAS, Shuchi GROVER, Rong-Huai HUANG, Sridhar IYER, Siu Cheung KONG, Longkai WU

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Abstract

The development of Computational Thinking (CT) has received much attention in K-12 schools around the world. Computational Thinking skills are associated with problem solving, reasoning and logic skills that all students should develop in 21st century. Countries around world have recognized the importance of CT and embarked multiple pathways in piloting CT curriculum in regional or national education systems. In this panel, a group of researchers representing different countries and regions will be invited to share their insights on the work, research and implementation of CT in schools or outside of schools, and share their research efforts that address common research questions of teaching CT. We hope this panel will help inform researchers, policy makers, and school practitioners in proposing approaches and addressing challenges in the adoption and implementation of CT in schools. Copyright © 2016 Asia-Pacific Society for Computers in Education.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of The 24th International Conference on Computers in Education (ICCE 2016)
EditorsWeiqin CHEN, Jie-Chi YANG, Sahana MURTHY, Su Luan WONG, Sridhar IYER
Place of PublicationTaoyuan, Taiwan
PublisherAsia Pacific Society for Computers in Education
Pagesi35-i38
ISBN (Print)9789868473577
Publication statusPublished - 2016

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Looi, C.-K., Biswas, G., Grover, S., Huang, R.-H., Iyer, S., Kong, S. C., et al. (2016). Multiple pathways of developing computational thinking in K-12 schools in different countries/regions: Approaches, challenges and research-based solutions. In W. Chen, J.-C. Yang, S. Murthy, S. L. Wong, & S. Iyer (Eds.), Main Conference Proceedings of The 24th International Conference on Computers in Education (ICCE 2016) (pp. i35-i38). Taoyuan, Taiwan: Asia-Pacific Society for Computers in Education.

Keywords

  • Computational thinking
  • STEM
  • Computer fluency
  • Programming
  • Assessment