Computational thinking in 5th grade social studies

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2023-12

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Cook, Margaret

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The literature review and associated unit of curriculum explores the integration of computational thinking (CT) into 5th-grade social studies education, addressing the decline in social studies education and test scores. It analyzes diverse perspectives on CT, its components, challenges in implementation, and its potential impact on critical thinking. Implementing the CT strategies into curriculum unveils insights into CT's ability to offer a structured approach through the PRADA framework and problem-based learning as ways to bridge CT concepts with social studies topics. Overall, the curriculum advocates for a balanced approach to effectively integrate CT in elementary education, highlighting how CT can enhance student engagement and critical thinking skills in the social studies classroom.

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College of Education and Human Development; Jennifer Brown

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computational thinking, social studies curriculum, elementary education

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