Share Paper: Computational Thinking in Pre-Service Teacher Education: Integrating CT Module in the Curriculum

  1. Ninger Zhou, Purdue University, United States
  2. Xuemei Wu, Purdue University, United States
  3. Aman Yadav, Purdue University, United States
  4. Chris Mayfield, Purdue University, United States
  5. James Lehman, Purdue University, United States
  6. Susanne Hambrusch, Purdue University, United States
  7. Tim Korb, Purdue University, United States
Tuesday, March 8 4:00-4:30 PM Hermitage C

Abstract: Computational thinking (CT) is rapidly becoming an essential skill for the 21st century, and it is important for students as well as teachers to understand it. Although many have recognized the importance of teaching CT across disciplines, there have been limited efforts to train core content area teachers to incorporate CT into their teaching. This presentation discusses the design and implementation of a new module on computational thinking that highlights CT principles and how they relate to many academic disciplines. We have embedded the module into an introductory educational psychology course and assessed its impact on students. Results from our ...