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Assessing computational thinking
2009 - 2019 ACER Research Conferences
  • Daniel Duckworth, Australian Council for Educational Research (ACER)
Start Date
5-8-2019 1:15 PM
End Date
5-8-2019 2:15 PM
Computation, Generic skills, Problem solving, Algorithms, Coding, Student assessment, Primary secondary education

This paper provides some context for the role of computation thinking (CT) in the Australian Curriculum, an abridged literature review of CT as a problem-solving framework from the International Computer and Information Literacy Study (ICILS) 2018 assessment framework and some examples of how CT has been used to solve real-world problems. Finally, this paper presents ways to teach and assess CT.

Place of Publication
Melbourne, Australia
Australian Council for Educational Research (ACER)
Citation Information

Duckworth, D. (August 2019).Assessing computational thinking. In K. Cockle (Ed.), Research Conference 2019: Preparing students for life in the 21st century: Identifying, developing and assessing what matters: Proceedings and Program: 4–5 August 2019, Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre. (pp.78-82). Melbourne: Australian Council for Educational Research.