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Developing computational thinking through pattern recognition in early years education / Ana C. Calderon; Tom Crick; Catherine Tryfona

Proceedings of the 2015 British HCI Conference, Pages: 259 - 260

Swansea University Author: Crick, Tom

DOI (Published version): 10.1145/2783446.2783600

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Alongside recent UK initiatives on computing education, coupled with demands for the development of broader societal digital competencies, we propose that computational thinking skills can be taught to early year students and highlight a method for teaching a specific aspect, namely pattern recognit...

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Published in: Proceedings of the 2015 British HCI Conference
ISBN: 978-1-4503-3643-7
Published: Lincoln, UK ACM 2015
Online Access: https://dl.acm.org/citation.cfm?doid=2783446.2783600
URI: https://cronfa.swan.ac.uk/Record/cronfa43382
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Abstract: Alongside recent UK initiatives on computing education, coupled with demands for the development of broader societal digital competencies, we propose that computational thinking skills can be taught to early year students and highlight a method for teaching a specific aspect, namely pattern recognition. Although our example might appear specific to this context, we identify how this could readily be extended to a broader class of educational settings, proposing an underlying pedagogical framework. Finally, a proof-of-concept prototype, corresponding to the implementation of the method, is highlighted.
Item Description: 2015 British HCI Conference
College: College of Science
Start Page: 259
End Page: 260