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Bonnie Bracey Sutton's insight:
This is the kind of presentation that we often see in SC workshops.
Paul Andersen explains how mathematics and computational thinking can be used by scientists to represent variables and by engineers to improve design. He starts by explaining how mathematics is at the root of all sciences. He then defines computational thinking and gives you a specific example of computational modeling. He finishes the video with a teaching progression for this practice.
But I'm realizing in a profound way that part of the pipeline problem (whereby not enough students are coming up through the K-12 pipe who are both interested and prepared to study post-secondary computing) is that in some quarters - perhaps in a lot of quarters - there is fundamental confusion about what Computer Science is.
I fundamentally believe that technology in general – and computing in particular – provides the means to solve many problems in the world and to make people’s lives better. But the necessary changes in people’s lives will be realized only if we significantly broaden who is engaged in computing.