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SEL & ALGORITHMIC THINKING

Social-Emotional Learning  Bers, González-González & Armas-Torres (2019) indicated that the KIBO intervention was successful in fostering communication and collaboration skills in preschool children (at the age of 3-5). The effect of the research activity on promoting content creation and creativity was moderate and low when it came to behaviour choices and community building. The researchers…
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MUSIC & ALGORITHMIC THINKING

A sense of rhythm and music is often associated with mathematical skills. But, unlike the latter, musical skills do not generally present any obstacles or difficulties. There are examples of “Fostering Computational Thinking in Primary School through a LEGO-based Music Notation” (Baratè et al, 2017). Or, “Integrating Computational Thinking with a Music Education Context” (Bel…
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SPORTS & PLAY & ALGORITHMIC THINKING

Scharf (2007) designated and conducted a play with robotic kits called Tangicons in a preschool and a primary school and the research activity results showed that the preschool children were very fast learners who can recognise the connection between the Tangicons (blocks used for programming) and LEDs (Light bulbs in different colours). Research findings revealed…
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NATURE & SCIENCE & ALGORITHMIC THINKING

Nature and Science Algorithmic Thinking is perfect for organising small science experiments in physics and life science. Children will be confronted with the need to set up the programme, prepare a GANTT, divide the work, and collect the data. For more information please visit:

SOCIAL SCIENCES & ALGORITHMIC THINKING SKILLS

Social sciences in preschool education include many themes which are easy to adapt in PlayBL and algorithmic thinking skills. Social sciences are defined as the “part of a school curriculum concerned with the study of social relationships and the functioning of society” (Seefeldt et al. 2014). The knowledge and skills learned through social sciences prepare…
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EARLY LITERACY & ALGORITHMIC THINKING

Language, Narrative, and Storytelling Narration includes a sequence of events and is a very suitable way of integrating algorithmic thinking into preschool curricula. In a research activity, an event was narrated with the visual cards and children were asked to create the card sequences in a logical order according to the narration. The majority of…
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MATHEMATICS & ALGORITHMIC THINKING

Algorithmic thinking skills can be developed and improved through play-based activities including maths concepts.  Geometry and the sense of space.  In primary school, Algorithmic Thinking activities and games can focus on spatial and measurement education. The sense of space concerns the relationships of right/left, above/below, specularity, symmetry, repetition, rhythm, distance, and measure. For the development…
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Curriculum

To prepare the curriculum, we started with a literature review including the research about fostering algorithmic thinking skills in preschool education. Secondly, we organized workshops to gather information and know-how about how to teach algorithms in different development areas such as cognitive development (mathematics, science and nature), language development (native language and first foreign language),…
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