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- DescriptionCoding, once considered an arcane craft practiced by solitary techies, is w recognized by educators and theorists as a crucial skill, even a new literacy, for all children. Programming is often promoted in K-12 schools as a way to encourage computational thinking -- which has w become the umbrella term for understanding what computer science has to contribute to reasoning and communicating in an ever-increasingly digital world. In Connected Code, Yasmin Kafai and Quinn Burke argue that although computational thinking represents an excellent starting point, the broader conception of computational participation better captures the twenty-first-century reality. Computational participation moves beyond the individual to focus on wider social networks and a DIY culture of digital making. Kafai and Burke describe contemporary examples of computational participation: students who code t for the sake of coding but to create games, stories, and animations to share; the emergence of youth programming communities; the practices and ethical challenges of remixing (rather than starting from scratch); and the move beyond stationary screens to programmable toys, tools, and textiles.
- Author BiographyYasmin Kafai is Professor of Learning Sciences at the University of Pennsylvania's Graduate School of Education. She is the coauthor of Connected Play: Tweens in a Virtual World and the lead editor of Beyond Barbie and Mortal Kombat: New Perspectives on Gender and Gaming, both published by the MIT Press, and The Computer Clubhouse: Constructionism and Creativity in Youth Communities. Quinn Burke is Assistant Professor in the Department of Teacher Education at the College of Charleston.
- Author(s)Quinn Burke,Yasmin B. Kafai
- PublisherMIT Press Ltd
- SubjectEducation & Teaching
- Series TitleThe John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation Series on Digital Media and Learning
- Place of PublicationCambridge, Mass.
- Country of PublicationUnited States
- ImprintMIT Press
- Content Note24 b&w illus.
- Weight272 g
- Width152 mm
- Height229 mm
- Spine9 mm
- Foreword byMitchel Resnick
- Format DetailsTrade paperback (US)
- Interest AgeFrom 18
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