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computational fluency my philosophy

The ultimate goal: ‘computational fluency’

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The term ‘computational thinking‘ is becoming more and more popular in K-12 education to describe a fundamental problem-solving skillset based on computer science techniques. I have been pondering over where the application of computational thinking takes us cognitively, beyond mechanical problem-solving, and I believe there is a clear analogy to language, music, and our other human cognitive faculties as a form of individual expression. I like the term computational fluency to describe such a cognitive ability, from the world of mathematics (Russell, 2000). Continue reading