Introducing Computational Thinking
This workshop is for researchers at all career stages who want to understand the uses and the building blocks of computational thinking. This skill is useful for all kinds of problem solving, whether in real life or in computing.
The workshop will not teach computer programming per se. Instead it will cover the thought processes involved should you want to learn to program.
Licence: Creative Commons Attribution Share-Alike 4.0
Keywords: computational skills, data skills
Resource type: Tutorial
Once you have completed this introductory workshop on computational thinking, you should be able to:
Identify the steps involved in computational thinking Break a problem down into more manageable parts Develop a series of steps (also known an algorithm) to solve a problem Generalise important detail so that algorithms can be made re-usable (this process is called abstraction)