Javier Bilbao, Olatz García, Carolina Rebollar, Eugenio Bravo, Concepción Varela



Different Types of Assessments for implementation of Computational Thinking

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Among the goals of Higher Education, it is to prepare students for the activity in a professional field in order to contribute to their personal development and respond to the needs of qualification of the productive sectors. Nowadays, technology is a consumable that is everywhere and at all times. Therefore, the educational system has to be modified to include this technology in some way in the training process of the students. Computational thinking can help this incorporation in a remarkable way. This paper shows what computational thinking is and also how to assess it, since any action taken should be able to measure and improve it, if necessary. In addition, it can be used to assess certain skills and competences that students must obtain during the course, such as digital competence. Digital competence is, besides a right promoted by European Union, a necessity of all citizens that should be taught and provided from early years and during all the life. Although technology is a common matter for young people, its use and its competences have differences among countries, cultures, status, residence places, etc., even within the members of the same family.


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Javier Bilbao, Olatz García, Carolina Rebollar, Eugenio Bravo, Concepción Varela. (2018) Different Types of Assessments for implementation of Computational Thinking. International Journal of Education and Learning Systems, 3, 27-31


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