Summary and Setup

Computational thinking is an essential prerequisite for anyone wanting to learn to program computers and write code. This workshop will take you through the steps to develop a computational mindset. This lesson was initially conceived and designed by Belinda Weaver (ORCiD).

Learning Objectives

Once you have completed this workshop, you should be able to:

  • Identify the steps involved in computational thinking
  • Break a problem down into more manageable parts
  • Develop a series of steps (an algorithm) to solve the problem
  • Generalise the steps to make the algorithm re-usable (abstraction)


To successfully complete this workshop you will need:

  • A pen and paper

This lesson does not require any technology.