Computational Thinking

Computational Thinking (CT) is a problem solving process that includes a number of characteristics and dispositions. CT is essential to the development of computer applications, but it can also be used to support problem solving across all disciplines, including the humanities, math, and science. Students who learn CT across the curriculum can begin to see a relationship between academic subjects, as well as between life inside and outside of the classroom.

The Skills We Are Developing With OUR Students...

Decomposition: Breaking down data, processes, or problems into smaller, manageable parts

Pattern Recognition: Observing patterns, trends, and regularities in data

Abstraction: Identifying the general principles that generate these patterns

Algorithm Design: Developing the step by step instructions for solving this and similar problems

Computational Thinking will act as the overarching umbrella for STEM. Our teachers already use many aspects of computational thinking in their daily programmes. 

The diagram below explains Computational Thinking very simply...