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What is computational thinking?
Who needs it? Why? How can it be learnt?
Can it be taught? How?
Slides for invited presentation at Conference of ALT (Association for Learning Technology) 11th Sept 2012, University of Manchester.
PDF available (easier for printing, selecting text, etc.):
http://www.cs.bham.ac.uk/research/projects/cogaff/talks/#talk105
A video of the actual presentation (using no slides because of a projector problem) is now available here
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QXAFz3L2Qpo
It also has been made available as "slide 47" after the PDF presentation on this page.
I attempt to generalise Jeannette Wing's notion of "Computational thinking" (ACM 2006) to include attempting to understand much biological information processing, and try to show the necessity for educators to do deep computational thinking if they wish to facilitate processes of learning.