The University of Arizona

Educational Computing and Computer Science

Betül C Czerkawski

Abstract


The resurgence of interest in teaching computational thinking (CT) to K-12 students iis an opportunity to provide students with a critical foundational skill. This will only be possible, however, if CT is understood to be separable from the more specific field of Computer Science.

DOI:10.2458/azu_itet_v3i2_czerkawski


Keywords


editorial; computational thinking; computer science; educational computing; 21st century skills

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References


Barr, V. & Stephenson, C. (2011 March). Bringing computational thinking to K-12: What is involved and what is the role of the computer science education community? ACM Inroads. 2 (1). 48-54.

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Wing, J. (2006). Computational thinking. Communications of the ACM, 49(3), 33-35.


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