A good point well made… and pretty much the underpinning of our IoTKG program:
“Computational action, a new framing for computing education, proposes that while learning about computing, young people should also have opportunities to create with computing that have direct impact on their lives and their communities.”
Envisioning computing education that both teaches and empowers.
Source: From Computational Thinking to Computational Action | March 2019 | Communications of the ACM
Ants aren’t particularly clever, but their collective behviour could teach us a thing or two about how to work together towards a common goal. Read more at Monash Lens
Source: What ants can teach us about collaboration – Monash Lens
This framework for developing pre-service teachers’ knowledge does not necessarily depend on computers or other educational technology.
Source: Computational Thinking for Teacher Education | April 2017 | Communications of the ACM
Computational thinking — approaching problems the way a programmer would — is captivating educators, from kindergarten teachers to college professors.
Source: Learning to Think Like a Computer – NYTimes.com
a new online course on computational thinking, independent of computer programming. This sounds like something useful!
Google for Education: Computational Thinking for Educators.
“We don’t teach music in school to make everyone a concert violinist,” says Clive Beale, director of educational development at the Raspberry Pi Foundation, a nonprofit organization based near Cambridge, England that promotes computer studies in schools. “We’re not trying to make everyone a computer scientist, but what we’re saying is, ‘this is how these things work, it’s good for everyone to understand the basics of how these things work. And by the way, you might be really good at it.”’
via Adding Coding to the Curriculum – The New York Times.
so true! Jessie Duan’s article (linked below) exactly matches our experience in Algorithmics.
Sorting Is Boring: Computer Science Education Needs to Join the Real World | Jessie Duan.