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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
- Date of Publication02/09/2016
- SubjectComputing: Professional & Programming
- Series TitleConnected Code
- Place of PublicationCambridge, Mass.
- Country of PublicationUnited States
- ImprintMIT Press
- Content Note24 b&w illus.
- Width152 mm
- Height229 mm
- Spine10 mm
- Foreword byMitchel Resnick
- Format DetailsTrade paperback (US)
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