“…Enables students with freedom to explore their interests through technologies, and supports their development of reasoning and problem solving skills” (Bers, et al., 2014, p. 146)
Building virtual worlds and simulators make concepts more tangible and meaningful for students and set the stage for hands-on experiences (Smith & Neumann, 2014, p.187, Wing, 2006, p.3, Gadanidis, 2015a, p. 165)
“Participation in computing is not only about having access but also having quality curricula and pedagogy.” (Kafai & Burke, 2013, p. 64).
Effective pedagogy can only “occur when computer programming allows children to produce, collaborate, and repurpose content that is personally meaningful.” (Kafai & Burke, 2013, p. 64).
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