Common Threads: Directions for Computing Education

  • Samuel B. FeeEmail author
  • Amanda M. Holland-Minkley
  • Thomas E. Lombardi


This chapter concludes the volume New Directions for Computing Education: Embedding Computing Across Disciplines. In this text, the authors have raised and answered many questions regarding the future of interdisciplinary computing education, and presented ideas and examples for implementing appropriate pedagogies and curricula. Conclusions include recognizing the value of constructivist approaches, recognizing a difference between computer science education and computing education, and a realization that computing education should be guided by the broad educational mission of producing an educated citizenry rather than a mission of technical training or career preparation.


Computing Computer science Education Interdisciplinary Constructivism Pedagogy Curriculum 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Computing and Information StudiesWashington & Jefferson CollegeWashingtonUSA
  2. 2.University of the Virgin IslandsCharlotte AmalieUSA

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