Volume 14 · Number 3 · Pages 404–406
Towards a Creator Mindset for Computational Thinking: Reflections on Task-Cards

Mikko-Ville Apiola

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Open peer commentary on the article “Creativity in Solving Short Tasks for Learning Computational Thinking” by Valentina Dagienė, Gerald Futschek & Gabrielė Stupurienė. Abstract: Computational thinking (CT) skills are nowadays strongly advocated for educational institutions at all levels. CT refers broadly to skills of thinking about the world from a computational perspective, however, not necessarily referring to programming skills in particular. There is still a lack of consensus about what CT means, and how CT should be taught. This open peer commentary briefly discusses some ongoing trends of CT in response to the target article, which reports development, field testing and piloting of an extensive set of new learning materials for teaching CT. Recent calls for interdisciplinary technology education, creativity and open-ended problem solving in CT are highlighted.

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Apiola M.-V. (2019) Towards a creator mindset for computational thinking: Reflections on task-cards. Constructivist Foundations 14(3): 404–406. https://constructivist.info/14/3/404

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Mikko-Ville Apiola is a computer and educational scientist. He is currently working as a postdoctoral researcher at the Department of Future Technologies, University of Turku, Finland. In the past, he has worked in several Finnish and Tanzanian universities. His research interests include educational psychology, learning analytics, computing education, computational thinking, and ICT for development (ICT4d). ▸︎ Google︎ Scholar
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