Computational thinking: a discipline with uses outside the computer lab?

Richards, Justin
June 2007
Computer Weekly;6/26/2007, p52
Trade Publication
The article presents the views expressed by the British Computer Society Thought Leadership debate participants on computational thinking. One attendee said that computational thinking should be seen as being a common language for solving problems, one which helps iron out the problems from abstraction; determining what it is that can be computed. Others wondered if computational thinking might be understood as a form of modeling, and, if so, whether the focus was on numerical modeling or symbolic modeling. Some were doubtful as to whether computational thinking is a practice restricted to computer science. Many felt that information technology (IT) is taken for granted by the general public, which means that computational thinking is not appreciated as much as it should be.


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