Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-ix
  2. Siu-Cheung Kong, Harold Abelson, Ming Lai
    Pages 1-10 Open Access
  3. Computational Thinking and Tool Development

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 11-11
    2. H. Ulrich Hoppe, Sören Werneburg
      Pages 13-30 Open Access
    3. Evan W. Patton, Michael Tissenbaum, Farzeen Harunani
      Pages 31-49 Open Access
  4. Student Competency and Assessment

  5. Computational Thinking and Programming Education in K-12

  6. Computational Thinking in K-12 STEM Education and Non-formal Learning

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 201-201
    2. P. Kevin Keith, Florence R. Sullivan, Duy Pham
      Pages 223-245 Open Access
    3. Sue Inn Ch’ng, Yeh Ching Low, Yun Li Lee, Wai Chong Chia, Lee Seng Yeong
      Pages 247-260 Open Access
  7. Teacher and Mentor Development in K-12 Education

  8. Computational Thinking in Educational Policy and Implementation

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 343-343
    2. Peter Seow, Chee-Kit Looi, Meng-Leong How, Bimlesh Wadhwa, Long-Kai Wu
      Pages 345-361 Open Access

About this book


This book is open access under a CC BY 4.0 license.
This book offers a comprehensive guide, covering every important aspect of computational thinking education. It provides an in-depth discussion of computational thinking, including the notion of perceiving computational thinking practices as ways of mapping models from the abstraction of data and process structures to natural phenomena. Further, it explores how computational thinking education is implemented in different regions, and how computational thinking is being integrated into subject learning in K-12 education. In closing, it discusses computational thinking from the perspective of STEM education, the use of video games to teach computational thinking, and how computational thinking is helping to transform the quality of the workforce in the textile and apparel industry.


Competency Development Computational Thinking Education K-12 Education Programming Education STEM Education Supporting Computational Thinking Development Student Competency and Assessment Non-formal Learning Open Access

Editors and affiliations

  • Siu-Cheung Kong
    • 1
  • Harold Abelson
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Mathematics and Information TechnologyThe Education University of Hong KongHong KongHong Kong
  2. 2.Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence LaboratoryMassachusetts Institute of TechnologyCambridgeUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s) 2019
  • License CC BY
  • Publisher Name Springer, Singapore
  • eBook Packages Education Education (R0)
  • Print ISBN 978-981-13-6527-0
  • Online ISBN 978-981-13-6528-7
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