Yıl 2017, Cilt 2 , Sayı 1, Sayfalar 11 - 19 2017-01-01

Examination of the Computational Thinking Skills of Students

Agah Tugrul KORUCU [1] , Abdullah Tarık GENCTURK [2] , Mustafa Mucahit GUNDOGDU [3]

Computational thinking is generally considered as a kind of analytical way of thinking. According to Wings 2008 it shares with mathematical thinking, engineering thinking and scientific thinking in the general ways in which we may use for solving a problem, designing and evaluating complex systems or understanding computability and intelligence as well as the mind and human behaviour. It is generally accepted important that like high order thinking skills the analytical way of thinking should be taught to the children at very early ages. The aim of this study is to investigate the computational thinking skills of secondary school students in terms of different variables. The study group of the research is 160 secondary school students who continue their education at different levels in Konya. The “Computational Thinking Skills Scale” which has been developed by Korkmaz, Çakır and Özden 2015 used for data collection. The scale includes 22 items and it is a 5 point likert type scale. The Cronbach Alpha reliability of the scale has been calculated as 0.80 and it has been found to be valid to measure the computational skills levels of the secondary school students as a result of the analysis. As a result of this research, the computational thinking skill levels of participants differ meaningfully in terms of their class levels, do not differ meaningfully in terms of their genders, do not differ meaningfully in terms of their weekly internet usage durations, do not differ meaningfully in terms of their mobile device usage competence situations, differ meaningfully in terms of their mobile Technologies possession durations.
computational thinking, algorithmic thinking, secondary school students, thinking skills, analytical thinking.
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Bölüm Research Article

Yazar: Agah Tugrul KORUCU
Kurum: Agah Tugrul Korucu Konya Necmettin Erbakan University

Yazar: Abdullah Tarık GENCTURK
Kurum: Abdullah Tarık Gencturk Konya Necmettin Erbakan University

Yazar: Mustafa Mucahit GUNDOGDU
Kurum: Mustafa Mucahit Gundogdu Konya Necmettin Erbakan University


Başvuru Tarihi : 14 Mayıs 2021
Kabul Tarihi : 14 Mayıs 2021
Yayımlanma Tarihi : 1 Ocak 2017

APA Korucu, A , Gencturk, A , Gundogdu, M . (2017). Examination of the Computational Thinking Skills of Students . Journal of Learning and Teaching in Digital Age , 2 (1) , 11-19 . Retrieved from https://dergipark.org.tr/tr/pub/joltida/issue/55466/760079

Makalenin Yazarları
Agah Tugrul KORUCU [1]
Abdullah Tarık GENCTURK [2]
Mustafa Mucahit GUNDOGDU [3]