Language-based support for computational thinking

Howland, K, Good, J and Nicholson, K (2009) Language-based support for computational thinking. In: IEEE Symposium on Visual Languages and Human-Centric Computing, Oregon State Univ, Corvallis, OR.

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Abstract

This paper explores the potential for simplified programming languages to support the development of computational thinking skills in non-programmers We suggest that novice programming languages might offer a starting point for non-programmers to engage with a substantial subset of computational thinking concepts, and assess a number of languages from this perspective We outline four key computational thinking skills and examine the support provided by existing languages We then de scribe additional characteristics which would be important for a new language aimed specifically at developing computational thinking skills

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Schools and Departments: School of Engineering and Informatics > Informatics
Depositing User: Kate Howland
Date Deposited: 06 Feb 2012 19:44
Last Modified: 24 Mar 2014 09:35
URI: http://sro.sussex.ac.uk/id/eprint/21957
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