C2STEM, which stands for Collaborative Computational STEM, is a learning environment meant to provide students with opportunities to construct computational models in various STEM domains such as Physics and Earth Science, and use these models for problem solving. In this episode, Dr. Gautam Biswas, one of the principal investigators of the C2STEM multi-institutional project, talks about the importance of teaching students computational thinking and how C2STEM helps in this undertaking.
Here is the link on our APSCE Youtube channel: https://youtu.be/NsI0LCx3x0E
Dr. Gautam Biswas is a Cornelius Vanderbilt Professor of Engineering, Professor of Computer Science and Computer Engineering in the EECS Department, and a Senior Research Scientist at the Institute for Software Integrated Systems (ISIS) at Vanderbilt University. He conducts research in intelligent systems focused on STEM learning and teaching. More recently, he has exploited the synergy between computational thinking ideas and STEM concepts and practices that help students learn STEM topics by building simulation models.
Learn more about C2STEM at https://c2stem.org/
Technology-Enhanced Learning is a joint production of the Ateneo Laboratory for the Learning Sciences and the Asia Pacific Society for Computers in Education.
Host: Dr. Maria Mercedes T. Rodrigo
Video Production Lead: Mr. Jonathan Casano, MS
Video Production Assistant: Dr. Jenilyn L. Agapito
1:19 What is C2STEM?
3:37 Why is teaching students computational thinking important?
4:58 Framework for integrating science, engineering, and computational modeling
6:22 How can this framework be used in designing curricular activities?
10:52 How can we teach computational thinking in under-resourced contexts?
13:41 Final message from Dr. Gautam Biswas
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