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Computational thinking; Computer science education; Informatics; Information and communication technologies; Problem-solving


In this entry, how outcomes of computing education can be conceived and considered is initially discussed. Later, returning to explore more deeply the current situation across a range of countries, identifying contemporary outcomes of computing education.

The underpinning subject area for computing education, computer science (CS), is quite a young science, which has different names worldwide. In order to demonstrate the variety of terminologies applied to this subject area, the Word Cloud of 71 (Falkner et al. 2014) shows that the words most frequently associated are computer, science, and programming. Similarly, a chart of Google Trends shows that programming and computer science terms were the most popular keywords used in the Google search engine worldwide between May 2017 and May 2018 (see Fig. 1).

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Juškevičienė, A., Passey, D. (2019). Computing Education, Outcomes of. In: Tatnall, A. (eds) Encyclopedia of Education and Information Technologies. Springer, Cham.

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