Computational Thinking Skills from a Dispositions Perspective

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This Google blog co-authored by Joyce Malyn-Smith explores the relationship between computational thinking as a problem solving model in K-12 computer science education, and the dispositions or habits of mind that it can build in students of all ages. Computational thinking is an approach to solving problems in a way that can be implemented with a computer. Students become not merely tool users but tool builders. They use a set of concepts, such as abstraction, recursion, and iteration, to process and analyze data, and to create real and virtual artifacts. Computational thinking is a problem solving methodology that can be automated and transferred and applied across subjects.


Joyce Malyn-Smith, Chris Stephenson

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