Webinar: Computational thinking in the mathematics classroom, Dr. Jonaki Ghosh
Date(s) - 25/07/2020
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Teaching computational thinking at school is a recent phenomenon in India. Since 2016, ACM India’s education initiative, CSpathshala, has been promoting computational thinking by providing a curriculum, teaching aids and training to teachers for free. As part of the ACM India webinar series on education, CSpathshala brings you teacher-oriented webinars that presents innovative ways to make the task of teaching computational thinking easier.
The next of the series by Dr. Jonaki Ghosh of Lady Sri Ram College, University of Delhi, will be held on Saturday 25th July 2020 at 4pm IST.
Computational thinking (CT) has been identified as an important skill to be developed at school and Mathematics provides many rich contexts for the meaningful integration of CT based activities. The talk will focus on the relationship between computational thinking and mathematical thinking (MT) by illustrating examples of CT – MT integrated activities. Through these activities, the dual role of technology, in terms of developing students’ mathematical reasoning and at the same time encouraging computational thinking practices will also be highlighted.
Dr. Jonaki Ghosh is a faculty in the Dept. of Elementary Education, Lady Sri Ram College, University of Delhi, where she teaches courses on mathematics education. Her primary areas of research interest are in use of technology in mathematics instruction, professional development of mathematics teachers and popularisation of mathematics. She has published articles in proceedings of conferences as well as international journals and has authored books for school students. She has set up the Ramanujan Foundation for Initiatives in Mathematics Education which caters to professional development and training for mathematics teachers at all levels of school education.
Dr. R Ramanujam, Professor of Computer Science, The Institute of Mathematical Sciences, Chennai