Webinar: Computer Science Unplugged and Computational Thinking – what’s the big picture?, Dr. Tim Bell
Date(s) - 27/06/2020
11:00 am - 12:00 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 first of the series by Professor Tim Bell of University of Canterbury, New Zealand, will be held on Saturday 27th June 2020 at 11am IST.
CS Unplugged is a popular way to engage school-age students with computer science concepts. But how does it fit in with Computational Thinking and learning to program? And how is it best used in a school context? We will review recent research around these issues, and reflect on what the overall goal is of CS education in schools.
Dr. Tim Bell is a professor in the Department of Computer Science and Software Engineering at the University of Canterbury. His “Computer Science Unplugged” project is being widely used internationally and has been translated into over 25 languages. Tim has received many awards for his work in computing education including the 2018 ACM SIGCSE Outstanding Contribution to Computer Science Education award. Since 2008 he has been actively involved in the design and deployment of the approach to the teaching of digital technologies in New Zealand schools. He also plays instruments that have black and white keys.
Vipul Shah, Head Education & Skilling, TCS | Head CSpathshala