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Learn to Code, Code to Learn (October 2017 J-WEL Week)

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Hal Abelson

Class of 1922 Professor of Computer Science and Engineering
Massachusetts Institute of Technology


MIT Professor Hal Abelson explains how computer science isn't just about learning to code, but coding to learn. He describes the history of teaching kids computer science and Seymour Papert's and Jeanette Wing's roles in this important movement. 

Prof. Abelson also discusses computational thinking and action, and how kids in primary and secondary schools everywhere from Kentucky to Hong Kong are creating apps that make real impacts on their communities. 

Topics: Pedagogical Strategies Real-World Contexts Digital Pedagogies

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