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Computational Thinking for Teachers

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About This Course

The course gives an introduction to the basic concepts of computational thinking and the skills that are subsumed under CT. Furthermore it discusses the difference between computational thinking and computer programming. In the following weeks three different toolings and implementation that can support CT implementation in the classroom are introduced. In a final workshop week you are supported by developing your own implementation and ideas around CT in school.

As specific technologies and toolings for supporting CT the course introduces you to Scratch programming, working with robots in group 1-8 and also to the use of micro compiuters as the microbit or arduino boards.


There are no requirements for this course beside being interested in the topic.

Course Staff

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Prof. Dr. Marcus Specht

Prof. Dr. Marcus Specht is Professor for Learning Technologies at Welten Institute (Research Center for Learning, Teaching and Technology) at the Open University of the Netherlands and director of the Learning Innovation Labs.

Olga Firssova #2

Dr. Olga Firssova #2

Dr. Olga Firssova is Assistant Professor at Welten Institute at the Open University of the Netherlands and the Dutch coordinator of Erasmus + Elite project

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