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ERIC Number: ED555232
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2011
Pages: 176
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: N/A
ISBN: 978-0-309-21474-2
ISSN: N/A
Report of a Workshop on the Pedagogical Aspects of Computational Thinking
National Academies Press
In 2008, the Computer and Information Science and Engineering Directorate of the National Science Foundation asked the National Research Council (NRC) to conduct two workshops to explore the nature of computational thinking and its cognitive and educational implications. The first workshop focused on the scope and nature of computational thinking and on articulating what "computational thinking for everyone" might mean. A report of that workshop was released in January 2010. Drawing in part on the proceedings of that workshop, "Report of a Workshop of Pedagogical Aspects of Computational Thinking," summarizes the second workshop, which was held February 4-5, 2010, in Washington, D.C., and focuses on pedagogical considerations for computational thinking. This workshop was structured to gather pedagogical inputs and insights from educators who have addressed computational thinking in their work with K-12 teachers and students. It illuminates different approaches to computational thinking and explores lessons learned and best practices. Individuals with a broad range of perspectives contributed to this report. Since the workshop was not intended to result in a consensus regarding the scope and nature of computational thinking, "Report of a Workshop of Pedagogical Aspects of Computational Thinking" does not contain findings or recommendations. The following are appended: (1) Workshop Agenda; and (2) Short Biographies of Committee Members, Workshop Participants, and Staff. [The content of this document was prepared by the Committee for the Workshops on Computational Thinking; National Research Council.]
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Publication Type: Books; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education; Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: National Science Foundation
Authoring Institution: National Academies, National Research Council; National Academies, National Academy of Sciences
IES Grant or Contract Numbers: CNS-0831827