• Corpus ID: 234741973

Developing a learning goal framework for computational thinking in computationally integrated physics classrooms

  title={Developing a learning goal framework for computational thinking in computationally integrated physics classrooms},
  author={Daniel P. Weller and Theodore E. Bott and Marcos D. Caballero and Paul W. Irving},
ions The ability to conceptualize and then represent an idea or a process in more general terms by foregrounding the important aspects of the idea while backgrounding less important features. Shute et al., 2017 Pattern recognition Identify patterns/rules underlying the data/information structure. typically little or no specificity as to the grain-size of this practice, which makes it slightly problematic. In other words, we have no way of knowing whether these definitions (or those from other… 

Student Representations of Computation in the Physics Community

Undergraduate physics education has greatly benefited from the introduction of computational activities. However, despite the benefits computation has delivered, we still lack a complete



Demystifying computational thinking

C2STEM: a System for Synergistic Learning of Physics and Computational Thinking

Synergistic learning combining computational thinking (CT) and STEM has proven to be an effective method for advancing learning and understanding in a number of STEM domains and simultaneously

Computational Thinking for Physics: Programming Models of Physics Phenomenon in Elementary School

An example project is presented where students can iteratively develop a model to explain the momentum and acceleration of an object, coupled with sophisticated computational thinking concepts to simulate that model.

A Principled Approach to Designing Assessments That Integrate Science and Computational Thinking

This work describes a principled design process to develop assessment tasks and rubrics that integrate concepts and practices across science, CT, and computational modeling and illustrates the promise of using such assessments formatively in integrated STEM and computing learning contexts.

Integrating computational thinking with K-12 science education using agent-based computation: A theoretical framework

A theoretical investigation of key issues that need to be considered for integrating CT into K-12 science topics by identifying the synergies between CT and scientific expertise using a particular genre of computation: agent-based computation is presented.

Computational thinking : the skill set of the 21st century

This review begins with an introduction to computational thinking as a term, and gives some characteristics surrounding the skill set, and examines the benefits and advantages of computational thinking in general, and areas in which it may be applied.

Investigating complementary computational and empirical activities for students learning diffusion

There has been a push in physics education to incorporate computation into the classroom in a meaningful way; however, there is still much to learn about how combining computational work with

Defining Computational Thinking for Mathematics and Science Classrooms

This paper proposes a definition of computational thinking for mathematics and science in the form of a taxonomy consisting of four main categories: data practices, modeling and simulation practices, computational problem solving practices, and systems thinking practices.

A Case Study: Novel Group Interactions through Introductory Computational Physics

Preliminary analyses of observational data of groups engaging with computation, coupled with synchronized computer screencast, has revealed a unique group interaction afforded by the practices specific to computational physics -- problem debugging.

Computation across the curriculum: What skills are needed?

Preliminary results are presented that speak to how participants developed the requisite skills to do professional computational work and what skills they perceive are necessary to conduct such work.