Relationship between computational thinking and a measure of intelligence as a general problem-solving ability

Kay-Dennis Boom, Matt Bower, Amaël Arguel, Jens Siemon, Antonia Scholkmann

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Computational thinking – the ability to solve problems using concepts from computer science – has been widely discussed in the computer science education field. However, the relationship of computational thinking to intelligence – seen as the general ability to understand and solve complex problems – is contestable and has not been extensively explored. The present study addressed the question of how computational thinking is related to intelligence. To find an answer to this question, 71 pre-service teacher students completed a survey with 20 Bebras tasks as a measure of computational thinking and a non-verbal intelligence test (TONI-3) to assess their general problem-solving ability. The large and significant correlation of r(70) = .53, p < .001, indicates that both concepts are highly related. Implications of the findings are discussed, including the meaning of the relationship between computational thinking and intelligence during teaching and assessment, and the possibility of more holistic measures of computational thinking that incorporate procedural aspects.

OriginalsprogEngelsk
TitelITiCSE 2018 Proceedings of the 23rd Annual ACM Conference on Innovation and Technology in Computer Science Education
RedaktørerPanayiotis Andreou, Michal Armoni, Janet C. Read, Irene Polycarpou
Antal sider6
UdgivelsesstedLarnaca, Cyprus
ForlagAssociation for Computing Machinery
Publikationsdato2 jul. 2018
Sider206-211
ISBN (Trykt)978-1-4503-5707-4
ISBN (Elektronisk)9781450357074
DOI
StatusUdgivet - 2 jul. 2018
Udgivet eksterntJa
BegivenhedThe 23rd Annual ACM Conference on Innovation and Technology in Computer Science Education -
Varighed: 2 jul. 20184 nov. 2018

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KonferenceThe 23rd Annual ACM Conference on Innovation and Technology in Computer Science Education
Periode02/07/201804/11/2018

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