Today, learning is far from getting out a text book and a teacher lecturing all day. The learning has taken on new levels and I believe tapping into computational thinking is a process on the rise. Research shows California’s educational system has significantly lower scores academically than that of other states. I believe computational learning will help develop critical thinking and problem solving to tap into the creative minds of students.
Another factor of importance is the definitions and descriptive language that computer science involves. Computer science involves mechanics, design principles, and practices. Barr and Chris Stephenson state, “the study of computers and algorithmic processes including their principles, their hardware and software design, their applications and their impact on society”.
The new way of learning will be evident in computational thinking in the classroom, not only as an individual, but as a group. This brings active problem solving where engaging in solving problems with the tools supplied and trial and error. Computational learning is on the rise and will be in the classroom sooner than later.
Barr, Valerie, & Stephenson, Chris (2011). Computational thinking to K-12: What is involved and what is the role of the computer science education community. ACM Inroads, Vol. 2(1), 48-54.