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    Computational Thinking in Secondary Education: Where does it fit? A systematic literary review


    Lockwood, James and Mooney, Aidan (2018) Computational Thinking in Secondary Education: Where does it fit? A systematic literary review. International Journal of Computer Science Education in Schools, 2 (1). pp. 41-60. ISSN 2513-8359

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    Abstract

    Computational Thinking has been described as an essential skill which everybody should learn. Since Wing popularised the term in 2006 increased focus and attention have been placed on Computational Thinking. The first aim of this systematic literary review is to give second-level educators, who are considering incorporating Computational Thinking into their classrooms, ideas and options about how to achieve this. The hope is also to present reasons as to why it is beneficial to teach Computational Thinking, along with potential issues. Secondly, we aim to present education researchers with an overview of what work has been carried out in the domain, as well as potential gaps that still exist. Thirdly, this is the first stage in a longer-term project to develop a Computational Thinking based curriculum which is taught using Computer Science. It is hoped that the problems and ideas that are presented here will underpin this curriculum.

    Item Type: Article
    Additional Information: Copyright (c) 2018 James Lockwood, Aidan Mooney. This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License: https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/. Cite as: Lockwood, J., & Mooney, A. (2018). Computational Thinking in Secondary Education: Where does it fit? A systematic literary review. International Journal of Computer Science Education in Schools, 2(1), 41-60. https://doi.org/10.21585/ijcses.v2i1.26
    Keywords: Computer Science Education; Computational Thinking; Literary review; K-12 Education;
    Academic Unit: Faculty of Science and Engineering > Computer Science
    Item ID: 13752
    Identification Number: https://doi.org/10.21585/ijcses.v2i1.26
    Depositing User: Aidan Mooney
    Date Deposited: 09 Dec 2020 17:29
    Journal or Publication Title: International Journal of Computer Science Education in Schools
    Publisher: IJCSES
    Refereed: Yes
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