COMPUTATIONAL THINKING AS A NEW CROSS-CURRICULAR COMPETENCE
University of the Basque Country (UPV/EHU) (SPAIN)
About this paper:
Conference name: 15th International Technology, Education and Development Conference
Dates: 8-9 March, 2021
Location: Online Conference
Abstract:In recent years, there has been an educational movement in which the role played by each of the actors in the education system has been rethought. One of the points on which there has been more work and more discussion has been, and continues to be, that of competences. In these changing times, people in training are required to undergo a transformational process, which is necessary to live in this society of knowledge and globalised change of the 21st century, both in relation to knowledge, society and the professional world.
In this way, it is intended to respond to the needs of a changing, uncertain and complex world. This process implies specifying in the curriculum, in addition to the scientific-technical competences, the cross-curricular competences that students must acquire in order to face the challenges of a globalised world in which technologies dominate, and also over-information. In this paper, Computational Thinking is introduced as a new cross-curricular competence, so that it develops the capacity to manage increasingly complex tasks, progressing in the mastery of problem-solving and critical thinking, among other skills.
Keywords: Computational thinking, cross-curricular competence, digital competence, STEAM, technology, learning.