The abstraction of how computers work is causing students to be confused on what goes on inside a computer


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Originally published at: https://eduk8.me/2018/12/the-abstraction-of-how-computers-work-is-causing-students-to-be-confused-on-what-goes-on-inside-a-computer/

Computational thinking has been a hugely successful idea and is now taught at school in many countries across the world. Although I welcome the positioning of computer science as a respectable, influential intellectual discipline, in my view computational thinking has abstracted us too far away from the heart of computation – the machine. The world…