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About this book
A decade ago the notion of computational thinking was introduced by Jeannette Wing and envisioned that computational thinking will be a fundamental skill that complements to reading, writing and arithmetic for everyone and represents a universally applicable attitude. The computational thinking is considered a thought processes involved in a way of solving problems, designing systems, and understanding human behaviour. Assimilating computational thinking at young age will assist them to enhance problem solving skills, improve logical reasoning, and advance analytical ability - key attributes to succeed in the 21st century.
Educators around the world are investing their relentless effort in equipping the young generation with real-world skills ready for the demand and challenges of the future. It is commonly believed that computational thinking will play a pivotal and dominant role in this endeavour. Wide-ranging research on and application of computational thinking in education have been emerged in the last ten years. This book will document attempts to conduct systematic, prodigious and multidisciplinary research in computational thinking and present their findings and accomplishments.
Computational Thinking is regarded as an essential literacy for learners in the 21st century. While computing is becoming compulsory in many schools worldwide, rigorous theoretical foundations and empirical research on computational thinking are scarce. This volume is an essential guide which brings together many of the world’s leading scholars to describe and explore concepts and approaches beneficial for researchers and practitioners alike.
Dirk Ifenthaler, University of Mannheim, Germany