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Computational Thinking (CT) marks a new focus on learning programming as a new thinking skill that develops crucial 21st century skills such as logical thinking, problem-solving skills, creativity and collaborative and social skills. Programming is also increasingly recognised as one of the new skills needed for students to succeed in our digital society. European Schoolnet conducted a first study visit in Norway and Sweden aiming to learn from the two country examples about the purpose of teaching CT/programming, strategies to implement it and how to assess it. The new report 'Strategies to Include Computational Thinking in School Curricula' highlights the results of this visit.

The report aims to share observations, reflections and lessons learned from the visit. Taking the two schools visited as inspirational examples, this report reflects on the ways CT/programming is practiced in each school, and the position of computational thinking in the curriculum, the skills and training required for teachers involved, as well as general supporting conditions such as shared leadership in schools.

Type
report
Author
European Schoolnet
Year
2018
Audience
educational authorities, policy makers, researchers
Topics
Digital Citizenship
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