This synopsis presents the preliminary results of a larger study that aims to uncover design principles for teaching computational thinking to primary school children. This research focuses on teaching computational thinking to 8-year-olds through Scratch Jr. By engaging in a cyclic process in which we create lesson materials and use evaluation data to improve them, we formulate design principles and provide teachers with sample course materials.
Faber, H. H., Van Der Ven, J. S., & Wierdsma, M. D. M. (2017). Teaching computational thinking to 8-year-olds through scratchjr. In Annual Conference on Innovation and Technology in Computer Science Education, ITiCSE (Vol. Part F128680, p. 359). Association for Computing Machinery. https://doi.org/10.1145/3059009.3072986