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Computational Thinking Nurturing Skills and Inspiring Pedagogy for Sustainable Education in the 21st Century

Abstract : Creativity, Innovation, Information search, problem-solving and data treatment are important not only in developed countries where people use many digital objects in their everyday life. Developing countries are necessary concerned by many aspects of the information society and digital era. Even if a large part of the population still does not access to the internet, because of a lack of reliable infrastructure, the information and knowledge societies are imposing their pace of innovation to the entire world. A more and more complex world is coming. Developing countries also feel the need to educate their people and give them the most of the 21st century skillset in order to face this complexity and the new challenges. For this reason, and because some of these competencies can be taught even without computers, Computational Thinking may nurture these skills even in developing countries.In this presentation, we try to show how the integration of Computational Thinking with collaborative problem-based learning can cultivate learners how to learn and work on a real (authentic) problem together by bridging computer science main concepts and these skills to some efficient collaborative learning methods. Different recent viewpoints from developing countries are presented to show how they face this challenge in their nation.
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Christophe Reffay, Phuwadol Viroonluecha. Computational Thinking Nurturing Skills and Inspiring Pedagogy for Sustainable Education in the 21st Century. 1st International Conference on Sustainable ICT, Education, and Learning (SUZA), Apr 2019, Zanzibar, Tanzania. pp.66-77, ⟨10.1007/978-3-030-28764-1_9⟩. ⟨hal-02515741⟩

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