While the subject content of Computing can be organised into three aspects: Computer Science, Information Technology and Digital Literacy, every opportunity should be utilised in the classroom to enhance the development of computational thinking skills.
A Computing At School (CAS) working group has explored this expectation and proposed a framework in a discussion paper. The guidance is entitled: “Developing computational thinking in the classroom: a framework”
The four stages illustrated in the framework are:
- concept of computational thinking
- examples of techniques in the classroom
- assessment through the enhanced Progression Pathway
If you want to see which aspects of your Computing teaching is enhancing the development of computational thinking skills and the relationship to assessment, this set of guidance takes you through a journey of discovery.
For the latest version of the above documents please visit the CAS website.