Approaches for teaching computational thinking strategies in an educational game: A position paper

@article{Bauer2015ApproachesFT,
  title={Approaches for teaching computational thinking strategies in an educational game: A position paper},
  author={Aaron Bauer and Eric Butler and Zoran Popovi{\'c}},
  journal={2015 IEEE Blocks and Beyond Workshop (Blocks and Beyond)},
  year={2015},
  pages={121-123}
}
Computer science is expanding into K12 education and numerous educational games and systems have been created to teach programming skills, including many block-based programming environments. Teaching computational thinking has received particular attention, and more research is needed on using educational games to directly teach computational thinking skills. We propose to investigate this using Dragon Architect, an educational block-based programming game we are developing. Specifically, we… CONTINUE READING

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