Teaching computational thinking to 8-year-olds through scratchjr

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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.

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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

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