Presentation – “Learning Computational Thinking Together”

I gave a presentation today at SITE 2018 called "Learning Computational Thinking Together." It focuses on research I have done on participants in a sixth grade robotics program and how they talked about problem solving, building, and coding.     [soundcloud url="https://api.soundcloud.com/tracks/421101384" params="color=#ff5500&auto_play=false&hide_related=false&show_comments=true&show_user=true&show_reposts=false&show_teaser=true" width="100%" height="166" iframe="tru...
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Learning as a social activity

This really interesting video of UK neuroscientist Sophie Scott has her discussing some really interesting research into conversation. It is pretty short (about 6 minutes) and very compelling. I need to check out the research she mentions. What I took away was that conversation is an act that goes beyond distinctions of signal and noise, of conveying information, and is more about establishing and maintaining social connections. This made me think of how learning and education are also not sole...
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