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Computational Thinking for Primary Students – a New Literacy?

Discovery Education’s Director of Professional Development Andrew Tidswell presents a lively and engaging session on teaching computational thinking both in class and remote learning settings. He poses and answers questions such as:

• Why is computational thinking important? Has it become a new literacy?
• What are the four pillars of computational thinking?
• How can computational thinking be developed offline?

Andrew gives tips and ideas on making learning fun through coding and the associated computational thinking skills, by tapping into students’ playful curiosity and imagination and understanding how children learn. He also shows how we can help children learn at home, without trying to replicate our children’s institutions.