Knit x Code: Exploring a Craftsmanship-driven Approach to Computational Thinking

Bidragets oversatte titel: Strik x Kode: Undersøgelse af en håndværkstilgang til computational thinking

Marie-Louise Stisen K Sørensen*, Bjarke Vognstrup Fog, Line Have Musaeus, Marianne Graves Petersen

*Corresponding author af dette arbejde

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Abstract

In recent years, computational thinking (CT) has focused on how children and citizens develop basic computing skills which empower them to participate in a digitised society and broaden participation and engagement with CT. We present the exploration of a craftsmanship-driven approach to engage people in CT. To explore this approach a team of knitters, a computer scientist and a computing education expert iteratively designed the KnitxCode workshop. KnitxCode utilises knitting in combination with CT concepts as the foundation for the activities. The workshop was evaluated by 12 participants with no programming experience and with knitting experience ranging from 2-25 years (M = 6). From the evaluation we found that the craftsmanship-driven approach seemed to provide the participants with confidence to learning CT, as shared concepts and practices between knitting and computing supported transitioning from knitting craftsmanship to computing and in this way served to demystify computing.
Bidragets oversatte titelStrik x Kode: Undersøgelse af en håndværkstilgang til computational thinking
OriginalsprogEngelsk
TitelParticipative Computing for Sustainable Futures : Adjunct Proceedings of the 12th Nordic Conference on Human-Computer Interaction (NordiCHI'22)
UdgivelsesstedNew York
ForlagAssociation for Computing Machinery
Publikationsdatookt. 2022
Artikelnummer48
ISBN (Elektronisk)978-1-4503-9448-2
DOI
StatusUdgivet - okt. 2022
Begivenhed12th Nordic Conference on Human-Computer Interaction: Participative Computing for Sustainable Futures, NordiCHI 2022 - Aarhus, Danmark
Varighed: 8 okt. 202212 okt. 2022

Konference

Konference12th Nordic Conference on Human-Computer Interaction: Participative Computing for Sustainable Futures, NordiCHI 2022
Land/OmrådeDanmark
ByAarhus
Periode08/10/202212/10/2022
SponsorAarhus Universitet (AU)

Emneord

  • applied computing
  • HCI
  • #CCTD

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