Teaching Computational Thinking and Coding to Young Children
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Teaching Computational Thinking and Coding to Young Children

Marina Bers (Tufts University, USA)
Pages: 300
ISBN13: 9781799873082|ISBN10: 1799873080|EISBN13: 9781799873105|DOI: 10.4018/978-1-7998-7308-2


As computer science is becoming more widespread in education, there is a fundamental need for research that focuses on computer science education, computational thinking, and/or early childhood education and STEM. This book will explore these avenues, focusing on K-12 institutions and teaching young children computational thinking and computer science skills. With the nation’s education systems attempting to adapt to the evolving 21st century, educators are seeking to develop computationally literate students with a deeper understanding of practices and concepts within the computer science realm. This book will not only introduce the idea of computational intelligence and young children, but will take a look at interdisciplinary connections between areas of study and computational thinking, assessment methods for computational thinking, and the different contexts in which computational thinking plays out. This reference work will be an invaluable tool for educators, researchers, teachers, students, and academic professionals alike looking for an advanced and updated collection of research on the topic of computational thinking and computer science education in K-12 institutions.

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