Workshop on Bringing Computational Thinking to Schools
Date(s) - 26/07/2019
8:30 am - 3:30 pm
SSN College of Engineering
As we participate in the digital revolution, we need to train our children on skills for the digital age. Computational thinking (CT) has been recognized as one of the key 21st century skills and involves understanding a problem, designing a solution and expressing it in a form that a human or a machine can execute. CT has been introduced into the mainstream curricula in many countries and India has joined them with the draft National Education Policy 2019
recognizing CT as a fundamental skill. The education policy recommends teaching CT from age 6 using well-designed worksheets.
CSpathshala is an Association for Computing Machinery India
(ACM India) initiative to bring a modern computing curriculum to Indian schools. CSpathshala community has created teaching aids in the form of slides, lesson plans and student worksheets. These are provided at no cost to the teachers at no cost.
300,000 students in 11 states are sampling the CSpathshala curriculum. TN SCERT has adopted CT as part of the math curriculum and 10,000 schools are implementing the same.
CSpathshala in partnership with Chennai Mathematical Institute, Institute of Mathematical Sciences and SSN College of Engineering, Chennai is organizing an awareness workshop for teachers on 26th July at SSN Engineering college to motivate schools to teach computing as a science through enhanced understanding on why CS should be taught in schools and how is CS different from ICT.