Game design workshop to develop computational thinking skills in teenagers with Autism Spectrum Disorders

Roberto Munoz, Thiago S. Barcelos, Rodolfo Villarroel, Ismar Frango Silveira

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Resumen

Computational Thinking (CT) has been described as the use of abstraction, automation and analysis skills for problem solving, thus becoming a set of fundamental skills for the 21st century. Many initiatives have emerged to promote early development of CT skills. However, to date, there are no studies in which CT is developed in minority groups, such as individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorders. In this paper we present the design and evaluation of a Game Design Workshop aimed at teenagers with Autism Spectrum Disorders. An analysis of the artifacts produced by the participants of a pilot offering of the workshop was performed using a rubric for CT skills acquisition. The results showed that the participants, all of them with high-functioning autism and no previous experience with programming, acquired intermediate level skills related to CT.

Idioma originalInglés
Título de la publicación alojadaProceedings of the 11th Iberian Conference on Information Systems and Technologies, CISTI 2016
EditoresAlvaro Rocha, Luis Paulo Reis, Manuel Perez Cota, Ramiro Goncalves, Octavio Santana Suarez
EditorialIEEE Computer Society
ISBN (versión digital)9789899843462
DOI
EstadoPublicada - 25 jul. 2016
Publicado de forma externa
Evento11th Iberian Conference on Information Systems and Technologies, CISTI 2016 - Gran Canaria, Espana
Duración: 15 jun. 201618 jun. 2016

Serie de la publicación

NombreIberian Conference on Information Systems and Technologies, CISTI
Volumen2016-July
ISSN (versión impresa)2166-0727
ISSN (versión digital)2166-0735

Conferencia

Conferencia11th Iberian Conference on Information Systems and Technologies, CISTI 2016
País/TerritorioEspana
CiudadGran Canaria
Período15/06/1618/06/16

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