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Computational Thinking

What is computational thinking?

Computational thinking facilitates new ways of seeing existing problems.Computational thinking is the intellectual, reasoning skill that a professional needs to master in order to apply computational techniques or computer applications to the problems and projects in their field, whether the field is economics, art, or a science, or an area within the humanities or social sciences.

Why is computational thinking important?

Computational thinking facilitates new ways of seeing existing problems.

    It does this by:
  • Emphasizes creating knowledge rather than using information [Phillips 2008]
  • Presents possibilities for creatively solving problems [Phillips 2008]
  • Facilitates innovation

The reference is: http://www.cs.cmu.edu/~CompThink/resources/ct_pat_phillips.ppt