Assessments for computational thinking in primary and secondary schools

Siu Cheung Kong, Chee Kit Looi, Ting Chia Hsu, Ju Ling Shih

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Abstract

Computational thinking (CT) is essential for the young generation in the 21st century to succeed in their learning and daily-life in the digitalized society. It is important for learners in primary and secondary schools to have opportunities to not only meaningfully develop the concepts and practices fundamental to CT competencies, but also for the progress and outcome of their CT development to be assessed in daily learning contexts. The existing literature lacks a universally agreed-upon method of assessment for CT development; and many existing methods for assessment of CT development focus on university learners. This panel aims to address the gap of research discussion about assessments for CT development among young learners in primary and secondary schools. This panel will consist of panel presentations and open-floor discussion about the related experiences, existing challenges, expected dimensions, and possible approaches of CT assessments in primary and secondary schools. This panel can inform the evidence-based evaluation of CT education in the 21st century.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationICCE 2019 - 27th International Conference on Computers in Education, Proceedings
EditorsMaiga Chang, Hyo-Jeong So, Lung-Hsiang Wong, Fu-Yun Yu, Ju-Ling Shih, Ivica Boticki, Ming-Puu Chen, Ali Dewan, Stian Haklev, Elizabeth Koh, Tomoko Kojiri, Kuo-Chen Li, Daner Sun, Yun Wen
PublisherAsia-Pacific Society for Computers in Education
Pages2-4
Number of pages3
ISBN (Electronic)9789869721431
Publication statusPublished - 2019 Nov 19
Event27th International Conference on Computers in Education, ICCE 2019 - Kenting, Taiwan
Duration: 2019 Dec 22019 Dec 6

Publication series

NameICCE 2019 - 27th International Conference on Computers in Education, Proceedings
Volume1

Conference

Conference27th International Conference on Computers in Education, ICCE 2019
CountryTaiwan
CityKenting
Period19/12/219/12/6

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Keywords

  • Assessments
  • Computational thinking
  • Primary schools
  • Secondary schools

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Science (miscellaneous)
  • Computer Science Applications
  • Information Systems
  • Hardware and Architecture
  • Education

Cite this

Kong, S. C., Looi, C. K., Hsu, T. C., & Shih, J. L. (2019). Assessments for computational thinking in primary and secondary schools. In M. Chang, H-J. So, L-H. Wong, F-Y. Yu, J-L. Shih, I. Boticki, M-P. Chen, A. Dewan, S. Haklev, E. Koh, T. Kojiri, K-C. Li, D. Sun, & Y. Wen (Eds.), ICCE 2019 - 27th International Conference on Computers in Education, Proceedings (pp. 2-4). (ICCE 2019 - 27th International Conference on Computers in Education, Proceedings; Vol. 1). Asia-Pacific Society for Computers in Education.