EdUHK launched the Computational Thinking and Coding Education project since 2016, with the funding support from the Hong Kong Jockey Club Charities Trust via the CoolThink@JC programme.
The project strives to assists local primary schools to implement computational thinking and coding education to primary 4-6 students. It aims to boost students’ interest in programming, equip students with essential capability to code, and enable students to cultivate their problem-solving skills and creativity.
The professional development for teacher is a vital part of this project. The project team introduces various computational thinking pedagogies overtime along with the development of project. From “To play-To think-To code-To reflect”, teachers are further introduced to a “seven-step” pedagogy to guide them to conduct a computational thinking lesson. To cope with insufficient of lesson hour under the pandemic, the project team creates a series of animations based on the curriculum units. The animations serve as an important tool to facilitate self-regulated learning in computational thinking and coding education.
Book publications and conference proceedings share the fruitful research studies on computational thinking education.