Towards computational thinking in Scandinavia

Kasper Kristensen*

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This paper describes experimentations in the introduction of Computational Thinking in Denmark. An example being the new mandatory information technology course Informatik in the Danish high school system, which aims to strengthen digital literacy. Furthermore, we also describe how Computational Thinking is being taught in volunteer organizations. Given the need for recognizing typical patterns in the deployment and adaptation of Computational Thinking in national contexts, the author is currently engaged in a PhD project aiming at compiling a collection of best practices to teach programming, from Asia and Scandinavia.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationICCE 2019 - 27th International Conference on Computers in Education, Proceedings : Conference Proceedings
EditorsMaiga Chang, Hyo-Jeong So, Lung-Hsiang Wong, Ju-Ling Shih, Fu-Yun Yu, Michelle P. Banawan, Ben Chang, Weiqin Chen, Andrei D. Coronel, Swapna Gottipati, H. Ulrich Hoppe, Morris S.Y. Jong, Calvin Liao, Jon Mason, Fan Ouyang, Patcharin Panjaburee, Ma. Mercedes T. Rodrigo, Yanjie Song, Niwat Srisawasdi, Ahmed Tlili, Chengjiu Yin
PublisherAsia-Pacific Society for Computers in Education
Publication date19. Nov 2019
ISBN (Electronic)9789869721448
Publication statusPublished - 19. Nov 2019
Event27th International Conference on Computers in Education, ICCE 2019 - Kenting, Taiwan, Province of China
Duration: 2. Dec 20196. Dec 2019


Conference27th International Conference on Computers in Education, ICCE 2019
CountryTaiwan, Province of China
SponsorNational Cheng Kung University, Taiwan�s Ministry of Science and Technology


  • Computational thinking, pedagogy

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