Anchoring Computational Thinking in Today’s Curriculum
What is computational thinking? And how is it relevant to the curriculum? It's a process that applies a 4-step problem-solving cycle to real-world challenges, and it should feature in every subject, writes mathematician and entrepreneur Conrad Wolfram.
Computation, the system for getting answers from questions, is becoming more relevant and applicable each year. The computational thinking process asks students to define questions, abstract them to computable form, compute the answer and interpret the results.
Wolfram argues for an anchor subject where the basics of computational thinking are taught. Computer-based maths may represent a starting point but it is only a matter of time before a dedicated computational thinking school subject emerges.
Discover the step-by-step process to develop and apply computational thinking in the classroom.
This article was prepared for Horizon: Thought Leadership, a publication of the Bastow Institute of Educational Leadership, Department of Education and Training, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia.
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