Evaluating the use of programming games for building early analytical thinking skills

H. Tsalapatas
<span title="2015-11-05">2015</span> <i title="European Alliance for Innovation n.o."> <a target="_blank" rel="noopener" href="https://fatcat.wiki/container/hpnmh2mwnjh33dhw6rbzplc2xq" style="color: black;">EAI Endorsed Transactions on Serious Games</a> </i> &nbsp;
Analytical thinking is a transversal skill that helps learners excel academically independently of theme area. It is on high demand in the world of work especially in innovation related sectors. It involves finding a viable solution to a problem by identifying goals, parameters, and resources available for deployment. These are strategy elements in game play. They further constitute good practices in programming. This work evaluates how serious games based on visual programming as a solution
more &raquo; ... thesis tool within exploration, inquiry, and collaboration can help learners build structured mindsets. It analyses how a visual programming environment that supports experimentation for building intuition on potential solutions to logical puzzles, and then encourages learners to synthesize a solution interactively, helps learners through gaming principles to build self-esteem on their problem solving ability, to develop algorithmic thinking capacity, and to stay engaged in learning.
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