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Dr. Fields Presented at the 2017 Conference on Computational Thinking in Hong Kong

Dr. Fields was in Hong Kong last week for the International Conference on Computational Thinking (CTE). The conference was sponsored by the Education University of Hong Kong. According to their website, "CTE 2017 is the first international conference organized by the CoolThink Programme Team for worldwide sharing of ideas as well as dissemination of findings and outcomes on the implementation of computational thinking development."



Dr. Deborah Fields explains her perspective on CTE. "The conference itself was really unique and interesting. It was hosted as a part of a four-year initiative sponsored by the Hong Kong Jockey Club to introduce computational thinking in a constructionist manner (student-centered, interest-driven, discovery-oriented) in primary school classrooms across Hong Kong. They have been working with 35 elementary schools, training teachers to introduce computational thinking in this authentic way through Scratch and App Inventor as the primary tools.&…

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