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Computational Thinking in the STEM Disciplines

Foundations and Research Highlights

Editors: Khine, Myint Swe (Ed.)

  • Develops understanding about the status and approaches to computational thinking in school curriculum, teacher education and STEM education
  • Introduces computational thinking, research and practices in various international contexts
  • Covers extensive studies in teaching computer science, science, mathematics and STEM related subjects
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About this book

This book covers studies of computational thinking related to linking, infusing, and embedding computational thinking elements to school curricula, teacher education and STEM related subjects. Presenting the distinguished and exemplary works by educators and researchers in the field highlighting the contemporary trends and issues, creative and unique approaches, innovative methods, frameworks, pedagogies and theoretical and practical aspects in computational thinking.

A decade ago the notion of computational thinking was introduced by Jeannette Wing and envisioned that computational thinking will be a fundamental skill that complements to reading, writing and arithmetic for everyone and represents a universally applicable attitude. The computational thinking is considered a thought processes involved in a way of solving problems, designing systems, and understanding human behaviour. Assimilating computational thinking at young age will assist them to enhance problem solving skills, improve logical reasoning, and advance analytical ability - key attributes to succeed in the 21st century.

Educators around the world are investing their relentless effort in equipping the young generation with real-world skills ready for the demand and challenges of the future. It is commonly believed that computational thinking will play a pivotal and dominant role in this endeavour. Wide-ranging research on and application of computational thinking in education have been emerged in the last ten years. This book will document attempts to conduct systematic, prodigious and multidisciplinary research in computational thinking and present their findings and accomplishments.

About the authors

Dr. Myint Swe Khine is a Professor and Chair of Assessment and Evaluation Centre, Emirates College for Advanced Education, United Arab Emirates and Adjunct Professor at the STEM Education Research Group,, Curtin University, Perth, Australia. He obtained Master degrees from the University of Southern California, Los Angeles, USA and University of Surrey, Guildford, UK, and Doctor of Science Education from Curtin University, Australia. Before joining ECAE, he worked at the National Institute of Education, Nanyang Technological University in Singapore. He has published widely and edited books on science, technology and STEM education. Recent book Science -spatial Ability in STEM Education: Transforming Research into Practice  is published by Springer in 2017.

Table of contents (15 chapters)

  • Strategies for Developing Computational Thinking

    Khine, Myint Swe

    Pages 3-9

  • Characteristics of Studies Conducted on Computational Thinking: A Content Analysis

    Kalelioğlu, Filiz

    Pages 11-29

  • Microworlds, Objects First, Computational Thinking and Programming

    Michaelson, Greg

    Pages 31-48

  • Toward a Phenomenology of Computational Thinking in STEM Education

    Sengupta, Pratim (et al.)

    Pages 49-72

  • Strictly Objects First: A Multipurpose Course on Computational Thinking

    Krugel, Johannes (et al.)

    Pages 73-98

Buy this book

eBook $109.00
price for USA in USD (gross)
  • ISBN 978-3-319-93566-9
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: PDF, EPUB
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $149.99
price for USA in USD
  • ISBN 978-3-319-93565-2
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Computational Thinking in the STEM Disciplines
Book Subtitle
Foundations and Research Highlights
Editors
  • Myint Swe Khine
Copyright
2018
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer International Publishing AG, part of Springer Nature
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-93566-9
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-93566-9
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-93565-2
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVII, 325
Number of Illustrations
122 b/w illustrations
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