Developing Computational Thinking through a Virtual Robotics Programming Curriculum

  title={Developing Computational Thinking through a Virtual Robotics Programming Curriculum},
  author={Eben B. Witherspoon and Ross M. Higashi and Christian D. Schunn and Emily C. Baehr and Robin Shoop},
Computational thinking describes key principles from computer science that are broadly generalizable. Robotics programs can be engaging learning environments for acquiring core computational thinking competencies. However, few empirical studies evaluate the effectiveness of a robotics programming curriculum for developing computational thinking knowledge and skills. This study measures pre/post gains with new computational thinking assessments given to middle school students who participated in… CONTINUE READING
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