Searching for Early Developmental Activities Leading to Computational Thinking Skills

Cutts, Q. , Riedesel, C., Donaldson, P., Cole, E., Alshaigy, B., Gutica, M., Hellas, A., Larraza-Mendiluze, E., McCartney, R. and Patitsas, E. (2017) Searching for Early Developmental Activities Leading to Computational Thinking Skills. In: 2017 ACM Conference on Innovation and Technology in Computer Science Education, Bologna, Italy, 3-5 July 2017, p. 393. ISBN 9781450347044 (doi:10.1145/3059009.3081332)

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Abstract

Drawing on the long debate about whether computer science (CS) and computational thinking skills are innate or learnable, this working group is based on the following hypothesis: The apparent innate ability of some CS learners who succeed in CS courses despite no prior exposure to computing is a manifestation of early childhood experiences and learning outside formal education.

Item Type:Conference Proceedings
Status:Published
Refereed:Yes
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Cole, Elizabeth and Cutts, Professor Quintin
Authors: Cutts, Q., Riedesel, C., Donaldson, P., Cole, E., Alshaigy, B., Gutica, M., Hellas, A., Larraza-Mendiluze, E., McCartney, R., and Patitsas, E.
College/School:College of Science and Engineering > School of Computing Science
ISBN:9781450347044
Copyright Holders:Copyright © 2017 The Authors
Publisher Policy:Reproduced in accordance with the copyright policy of the publisher.

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