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Abstraction is considered an essential aspect of computational thinking. Primary schools are starting to include computational thinking into the curriculum. However, in order to guide their support, teachers need to know how to recognize abstraction. In this paper, we present how we can observe abstraction in young children tasked with solving an a...
Computational thinking is taking an ever increasing role in education. According to the Netherlands institute for curriculum development there currently is little to no education on this topic in Dutch primary schools. Since teachers are the key to high quality education, it is important to know which knowledge primary school teachers should have o...
Computational thinking is taking an ever increasing role in education1. According to the Netherlands institute for curriculum development there currently is little to no education on this topic in Dutch primary schools2. Since teachers are the key to high quality education, it is important to know what knowledge and skills primary school teachers s...
Poster presented during ITiCSE 2017
This synopsis presents the preliminary results of a larger study that aims to uncover design principles for teaching computational thinking to primary school children. This research focuses on teaching computational thinking to 8-year-olds through ScratchJr. By engaging in a cyclic process in which we create lesson materials and use evaluation data...
This paper focuses on an introductory course in computational thinking for students at their final year in primary school, carried out at the start of the academic year 2015/2016. The course consisted of six 90 minutes' lessons that were taught once a week over the course of six weeks in 26 schools in the north of the Netherlands. The lessons were...
We aim to uncover design principles related to teaching CT to primary school students.