The social turn in K-12 programming: moving from computational thinking to computational participation

@inproceedings{Kafai2013TheST,
  title={The social turn in K-12 programming: moving from computational thinking to computational participation},
  author={Yasmin B. Kafai and Quinn Burke},
  booktitle={SIGCSE},
  year={2013}
}
In this conceptual paper, we argue that recent developments in K-12 programming education are suggestive of what can be called a "social turn", a shift in the field in which learning to code has shifted from being a predominantly individualistic and tool-oriented approach to now one that is decidedly sociologically and culturally grounded in the creation and sharing of digital media. We discuss in detail three dimensions of this social turn (1) from writing code to creating applications, (2… CONTINUE READING
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