Should computational thinking be taught outside the lab?

Should computational thinking be taught outside the lab?

Reported by EdSurge, Tom Hammond from Lehigh University believes that like critical thinking, computational thinking should be brought into every classroom and serves as a great hands-on way to make learning come to life.

For example, in political science courses, where students can dig into the data of election results. In history courses, where students can dig into state borders during the colonial era. Beyond “using a computer”, computational thinking helps you look at the data, look for patterns, and find rules and correlations.

The takeaway? From being able to add new active learning experiences to the classroom to helping students improve their digital and analytical skills overall, should we be thinking more broadly about adding computational learning across higher ed?

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Eric Olsen

Eric brings more than a decade of award-winning creative brand development, marketing analytics and higher education experience to Helix Education. Eric is a graduate of Bradley University and earned his MBA at Lewis University.