Proposal Abstract

The heightened discourse about the lack of problem-solving skills in today's students led a team of faculty to develop activities that would enhance these skills. The presenters will provide an introduction to computational thinking concepts and demonstrate, with audience participation, the activities that were incorporated into an introduction to computing course required of all students at their college. As part of this project, a workshop was developed for high school teachers; this will be described, as well as the challenge of determining whether these approaches were impactful to students. After participating in this session, participants will be able to: identify computational thinking concepts; visualize the application of CT strategies to their own courses; and locate key resources to assist them in course redesign.

Location

Room 2002

Publication Type and Release Option

Presentation (Open Access)

 
Mar 26th, 9:00 AM Mar 26th, 9:45 AM

Integrating Computational Thinking into a General Education Course

Room 2002

The heightened discourse about the lack of problem-solving skills in today's students led a team of faculty to develop activities that would enhance these skills. The presenters will provide an introduction to computational thinking concepts and demonstrate, with audience participation, the activities that were incorporated into an introduction to computing course required of all students at their college. As part of this project, a workshop was developed for high school teachers; this will be described, as well as the challenge of determining whether these approaches were impactful to students. After participating in this session, participants will be able to: identify computational thinking concepts; visualize the application of CT strategies to their own courses; and locate key resources to assist them in course redesign.