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British Journal of Educational Technology

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Rebecca Y. Bayeck


Wiley-Blackwell Publishing Ltd.

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This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial 4.0 License


Computational thinking is a necessary skill for the 21st century. While previously examined in computer-rich settings, researchers are increasingly studying computational thinking in unplugged environments such as board games. Focusing on the African board game Songo, this study shows that computational thinking practices are embedded in Songo board gameplay and interact with the cultural context. The study also reveals a computing practice peculiar to Songo gameplay, songoputation. This paper suggests that researchers can benefit from exploring computational thinking and computing practices beyond board games in western contexts.



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