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dc.contributor.authorMohaghegh, Dr Mahsa
dc.contributor.authorMcCauley, Michael
dc.description.abstractComputational thinking is a relatively new term, and is the topic of much discussion in the educational realm today. Research shows that computational thinking is a highly valuable skill that is becoming a topic of increasing interest among computational education researchers, as well as computer scientists. The reason for this is due to the significant benefits associated with it in terms of problem solving. This review begins with an introduction to computational thinking as a term, and gives some characteristics surrounding the skill set. We then examine the benefits and advantages of computational thinking in general, and areas in which it may be applied. We also explore the importance of computational thinking in education and teaching practice, specifically at years 1 - 13, and note areas in which this is currently being implemented. We also search for the use of computational thinking in Kaupapa Māori, again noting current work in this area. Finally, we make recommendations for the inclusion of computational thinking as a core topic in primary and secondary education.en_NZ
dc.publisherTechScience Publicationsen_NZ
dc.rightsInternational Journal of Computer Science and Information Technologies (IJCSIT®) is published using an open access publishing model, which makes the full-text of all peer-reviewed papers freely available online with no subscription or registration barriers.en_NZ
dc.rightsAttribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 3.0 New Zealand*
dc.subjectcomputational thinkingen_NZ
dc.subjectprimary studentsen_NZ
dc.subjectkaupapa Māorien_NZ
dc.subjectproblem solvingen_NZ
dc.subjectcomputation theoryen_NZ
dc.titleComputational thinking : the skill set of the 21st centuryen_NZ
dc.typeJournal Articleen_NZ
dc.subject.marsden0802 Computation Theory and Mathematicsen_NZ
dc.subject.marsden130306 Educational Technology and Computingen_NZ
dc.subject.marsden130105 Primary Education (excl. Māori)en_NZ
dc.subject.marsden130104 Kura Kaupapa Māori (Māori Primary Education)en_NZ
dc.identifier.bibliographicCitationMohaghegh, M., & McCauley, M. (2016). Computational Thinking: The Skill Set of the 21st Century. International Journal of Computer Science and Information Technologies (IJCSIT), 7(3) ISSN: 0975-9646, pp.1524-1530.en_NZ
unitec.institutionUnitec Institute of Technologyen_NZ
unitec.institutionUniversity of Aucklanden_NZ
unitec.publication.titleInternational Journal of Computer Science and Information Technologies (IJCSIT)en_NZ

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