Seminar on Computational Thinking by CoolThink@JC What is it, and how can I teach it? by Prof. Tim Bell CT for Everyone by Dr. Li Yue

This Seminar, under CoolThink@JC funded by The Hong Kong Jockey Club Charities Trust, on Computational Thinking- What is it, and how can I teach it by Prof Tim Bell will be organized by The Education University of Hong Kong (EdUHK) on 16 March 2018 (Friday). The Seminar will be followed by Invited Speech on CT for Everyone by Dr. Li Yue.

Date: 16 March 2018 (Friday)
Time: 2:00-5:00pm
Venue: Block E, The Education University of Hong Kong, 10 Lo Ping Road, Tai Po, New Territories
Language of Seminar and Workshops: English
Important Notes:
We strongly recommend that participants get to EdUHK by public transport. Very limited parking spaces will be provided on first-come-first-served basis. Please send your request to if needed.


Time Activity Location
2:00pm Seminar on Computational Thinking – What is it, and how can I teach it? by Prof. Tim Bell, University of Canterbury, New Zealand Conference Centre (E-P-01), Podium Level, Block E, EdUHK
4:00pm Break
4:15pm Invited Speech on CT for Everyone by Dr. Li Yue, South China University of Technology, China


Seminar on Computational Thinking- What is it, and how can I teach it?

Speaker: Prof. Tim Bell 
(University of Canterbury, New Zealand)

About the Seminar

This seminar will explore the idea of Computational Thinking (CT) through engaging “Unplugged” demonstrations, to show what CT is about, and how you can engage your own students with it. We will look at how this fits into curricula appearing internationally and why it is important. We will also look at “plugged in” activities, and especially programming (sometimes referred to as coding) to see how it relates to CT, and the skills that are involved in learning to program. You will learn about free resources that you can use in your classroom immediately, and also how you can integrate CT activities with other school subjects.

About the Speaker:

Tim Bell is a professor in the Department of Computer Science and Software Engineering at the University of Canterbury. His “Computer Science Unplugged” project is being widely used internationally with the supporting materials (books and videos) having been translated into over 20 languages. Tim has received many awards for his work in computing education including the ETH (Zurich) ABZ International Honorary Medal for Fundamental Contributions in Computer Science Education (in 2013) and the 2018 ACM SIGCSE Outstanding Contribution to Computer Science Education award.  Since 2008 he has been actively involved in the design and deployment of teaching Digital Technologies in New Zealand schools.


Invited Speech on CT for Everyone

Speaker: Dr. Li Yue
(South China University of Technology, China)

About the Seminar

What is Computational Thinking(CT)? CT lies in everyone’s own life. Why we should train CT? CT is such a powerful thinking way for everyone. In this presentation, we will introduce some cases using CT in Children’s lives. And we will introduce how to train CT in APP Inventor platform.

About the Speaker:

Li Yue, teacher in CS of South China University of Technology. She has engaged in CS training for K12 for many years. She has collaborated with Google China, MIT APP Inventor team for several years.


Registration & Enquiries:

All are welcome to join this Seminar. Registration is on first-come-first-served basis at Please reserve your seat by 13 March 2018.
Should you have any enquiry, please feel free to contact us at or (852) 2948-8554 (Ms Law) / (852) 2948-8645 (Ms Chan).




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