EducationPaving the way for computational thinking

@article{Guzdial2008EducationPavingTW,
  title={EducationPaving the way for computational thinking},
  author={Mark Guzdial},
  journal={Communications of The ACM},
  year={2008},
  volume={51},
  pages={25-27}
}
  • M. Guzdial
  • Published 1 August 2008
  • Computer Science
  • Communications of The ACM
Drawing on methods from diverse disciplines---including computer science, education, sociology, and psychology---to improve computing education. 
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Mark Guzdial (guzdial@cc.gatech.edu) is a professor in the College of Computing at Georgia Institute of Technology
  • Mark Guzdial (guzdial@cc.gatech.edu) is a professor in the College of Computing at Georgia Institute of Technology