A Methodology to Conduct Computational Thinking Activities in Children’s Educational Context

Flavio Nicastro, M. Cecília C. Baranauskas, Ricardo da S. Torres

Abstract

Computational thinking (CT) development has been receiving considerable attention in academic discussions. In this work, we propose a methodology for conducting computational thinking activities. The results from a case study involving educators and children from 8 to 11 years old shows that they were pleased when engaging in the development of activities following a methodology that encourages the reflection about what they should do and about what results they are achieving. Some challenges were identified, as well as the need of addressing them to reach acceptance of this kind of methodology by both children and educators. Our next step will concern the evaluation of the use of this methodology, together with educators, in the planning of CT-related activities.

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Nicastro F., C. Baranauskas M. and da S. Torres R. (2018). A Methodology to Conduct Computational Thinking Activities in Children’s Educational Context.In Proceedings of the 10th International Conference on Computer Supported Education - Volume 2: CSEDU, ISBN 978-989-758-291-2, pages 309-316. DOI: 10.5220/0006808803090316


in Bibtex Style

@conference{csedu18,
author={Flavio Nicastro and M. Cecília C. Baranauskas and Ricardo da S. Torres},
title={A Methodology to Conduct Computational Thinking Activities in Children’s Educational Context},
booktitle={Proceedings of the 10th International Conference on Computer Supported Education - Volume 2: CSEDU,},
year={2018},
pages={309-316},
publisher={SciTePress},
organization={INSTICC},
doi={10.5220/0006808803090316},
isbn={978-989-758-291-2},
}


in EndNote Style

TY - CONF

JO - Proceedings of the 10th International Conference on Computer Supported Education - Volume 2: CSEDU,
TI - A Methodology to Conduct Computational Thinking Activities in Children’s Educational Context
SN - 978-989-758-291-2
AU - Nicastro F.
AU - C. Baranauskas M.
AU - da S. Torres R.
PY - 2018
SP - 309
EP - 316
DO - 10.5220/0006808803090316