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Integrating Game-based Learning into Computational Thinking Class for Lower Primary Students

Shuha ZHANG, Gary K. W. WONG & Peter C. F. CHAN
Computational thinking (CT) has been integrated into K-12 curricula globally. With the growing trend of initiating CT in early childhood education, great effort has been made in developing age-appropriate courses targeting young children. This study aims to introduce an instructional unit of CT instruction for children aged 5-7, Coding Galaxy-Foundation, where unplugged activities and digital game-based learning were applied. A public primary school in Hong Kong was invited for delivering the course, where Grade 1...

Computational Thinking in Language Arts When Teaching Creative and Expository Writing

Aysegul Bayraktar & Yasemin Gulbahar
In language arts instruction, computational thinking skills can be implemented through language arts activities, especially in teaching of diamante poems and expository writing. Instructional materials and activities for an elective language arts course lasting 14 weeks for two hours per week were prepared by the researcher. During the course, an invited speaker presented one instructional session for 23 pre-service elementary school teachers regarding the '╦ťScratch Program' used to create digital stories. The following week another...

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