Emerging Research, Practice, and Policy on Computational Thinking

  • Peter J. Rich
  • Charles B. Hodges

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxvii
  2. K-12 Education

  3. Higher Education

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 83-83
    2. Peter Musaeus, Deborah Tatar, Michael Rosen
      Pages 85-98
    3. Hong P. Liu, Sirani M. Perera, Jerry W. Klein
      Pages 153-172
  4. Teacher Development

  5. Assessing Computational Thinking

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 249-249
    2. Julie Mueller, Danielle Beckett, Eden Hennessey, Hasan Shodiev
      Pages 251-267
  6. Computational Thinking Tools

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 289-289
    2. Alexander Repenning, Ashok R. Basawapatna, Nora A. Escherle
      Pages 291-305
    3. Kevin Lawanto, Kevin Close, Clarence Ames, Sarah Brasiel
      Pages 307-326
    4. Sarah Brasiel, Kevin Close, Soojeong Jeong, Kevin Lawanto, Phil Janisiewicz, Taylor Martin
      Pages 327-347
  7. Policy

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 349-349
    2. Tien-Yo (Tim) Pan
      Pages 351-362
  8. Back Matter
    Pages 407-413

About this book


This book reports on research and practice on computational thinking and the effect it is having on education worldwide, both inside and outside of formal schooling. With coding becoming a required skill in an increasing number of national curricula (e.g., the United Kingdom, Israel, Estonia, Finland), the ability to think computationally is quickly becoming a primary 21st century “basic” domain of knowledge. The authors of this book investigate how this skill can be taught and its resultant effects on learning throughout a student's education, from elementary school to adult learning.


STEM education Computational thinking Coding and education STEM education in formal schooling STEM education in informal schooling Computational thinking and education Computational thinking in the humanities

Editors and affiliations

  • Peter J. Rich
    • 1
  • Charles B. Hodges
    • 2
  1. 1.150K MCKBBrigham Young UniversityProvoUSA
  2. 2.Georgia Southern UniversityStatesboroUSA

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing AG 2017
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Education
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-52690-4
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-52691-1
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