Computational Thinking Unplugged Presentation

Presented by: Colette Kirwan

This presentation is concerned with demoing the unplugged activities that form part of a Computational Thinking curriculum that I developed for first-year to transition year secondary students. In this presentation, you will learn how to perform these activities and also how they are related to Computational Thinking and Computer Science.

These activities form part of my PhD research; they have been performed and refined based on feedback by four hundred Irish students and eleven teachers in six different schools. The course content has also been reviewed by four experts in the field of Computer Science education

Presenter Biography:

Colette Kirwan is a fourth-year PhD student at Dublin City University. She affiliates with the School of STEM Education, Innovation and Global Studies and the National Institution of Digital Learning. Her PhD supervisors are Dr Enda Donlon and Dr Eamon Costello. She receives an Irish Research Council Scholarship.