Developing a language-neutral instrument to assess fifth graders' computational thinking

Ji Shen, Guanhua Chen, Lauren Barth-Cohen, Shiyan Jiang, Moataz Mohamed Eltoukhy

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Abstract

Computational thinking (CT) is critically important for students to develop in the 21st century. However, empirical work on the development and validation of assessment tools on CT, especially at the elementary level, is still lacking. In this study, we report our initial effort in designing and implementing an instrument to assess elementary students' CT.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publication12th International Conference of the Learning Sciences, ICLS 2016: Transforming Learning, Empowering Learners, Proceedings
PublisherInternational Society of the Learning Sciences (ISLS)
Pages1179-1180
Number of pages2
Volume2
ISBN (Electronic)9780990355083
StatePublished - 2016
Event12th International Conference of the Learning Sciences: Transforming Learning, Empowering Learners, ICLS 2016 - Singapore, Singapore
Duration: Jun 20 2016Jun 24 2016

Other

Other12th International Conference of the Learning Sciences: Transforming Learning, Empowering Learners, ICLS 2016
CountrySingapore
CitySingapore
Period6/20/166/24/16

Keywords

  • Assessment
  • Computational thinking
  • Elementary students
  • Robotics

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Science (miscellaneous)
  • Education

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    Shen, J., Chen, G., Barth-Cohen, L., Jiang, S., & Eltoukhy, M. M. (2016). Developing a language-neutral instrument to assess fifth graders' computational thinking. In 12th International Conference of the Learning Sciences, ICLS 2016: Transforming Learning, Empowering Learners, Proceedings (Vol. 2, pp. 1179-1180). International Society of the Learning Sciences (ISLS).