Developing computational thinking through pattern recognition in early years education
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.
Presented at2015 British HCI conference, 13 - 17 July
Published inProceedings of the 2015 British HCI conference
- AM (Accepted Manuscript)
CitationCalderon, A.C., Crick, T. and Tryfona, C. (2015) 'Developing computational thinking through pattern recognition in early years education', Proceedings of the 2015 British HCI conference, 13 - 17 July, ACM, Lincoln. DOI: 10.1145/2783446.2783600.
Cardiff Met Affiliation
- Cardiff School of Technologies
Cardiff Met AuthorsAna Calderon Catherine Tryfona
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