Computational thinking (CT): on weaving it inTechnical Symposium on Computer Science Education (2009)
Computing offers essential problem-solving tools needed for contemporary challenges. The role of computing in education, and appropriate pathways for modern students, are of concern . Educators recognize the importance of improving information technology (IT) skills and fluency, and studies have developed guidelines , but the analytical concepts and tools of computing have benefits beyond IT fluency. CT  continues earlier discussions on the nature of computing, . This has helped the computing community to strengthen definition of the problem solving skills that computing brings to society, through education, outreach, and research. Recently, CT has served as a basis for several efforts aimed at more precise, deeper and wider interpretation of computing. This includes attention to K-12 curricula, general education at colleges and universities, and interdisciplinary research and tech. transfer. This panel discusses general US CT developments, then specific panelist activities, and ends with questions and discussion.
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Publication DateJuly 6, 2009
Citation InformationPaul Curzon, Joan Peckham, Harriet G. Taylor, Amber Settle, et al.. "Computational thinking (CT): on weaving it in" Technical Symposium on Computer Science Education Vol. 41 Iss. 3 (2009) p. 201 - 202
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