Proceedings of the 3rd International Conference on Internet Technology and Educational Informatization, ITEI 2023, November 24–26, 2023, Zhengzhou, China

Research Article

Research and Development of Computational Thinking Assessment for College Students Integrating Cognitive and Non-Cognitive Abilities

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  • @INPROCEEDINGS{10.4108/eai.24-11-2023.2343713,
        author={Wei  Zhang and Panpan  Li and Xinyao  Zeng and Lingling  Song},
        title={Research and Development of Computational Thinking Assessment for College Students Integrating Cognitive and Non-Cognitive Abilities},
        proceedings={Proceedings of the 3rd International Conference on Internet Technology and Educational Informatization, ITEI 2023, November 24--26, 2023, Zhengzhou, China},
        publisher={EAI},
        proceedings_a={ITEI},
        year={2024},
        month={4},
        keywords={computational thinking; assessment; multidimensional item response theory; test tool development; higher education},
        doi={10.4108/eai.24-11-2023.2343713}
    }
    
  • Wei Zhang
    Panpan Li
    Xinyao Zeng
    Lingling Song
    Year: 2024
    Research and Development of Computational Thinking Assessment for College Students Integrating Cognitive and Non-Cognitive Abilities
    ITEI
    EAI
    DOI: 10.4108/eai.24-11-2023.2343713
Wei Zhang1, Panpan Li1,*, Xinyao Zeng1, Lingling Song1
  • 1: Central China Normal University
*Contact email: panpanli@mails.ccnu.edu.cn

Abstract

Currently, the tools for assessing the computational thinking(CT) abilities of college students lack comprehensive coverage, focusing only on the cognitive aspects of CT and neglecting exploration of non-cognitive abilities. In this study, through a literature review, a theoretical framework for college students' CT was constructed, encompassing both cognitive and non-cognitive abilities. The framework includes four core dimensions: conceptual knowledge, algorithmic thinking, problem exploration, and values, along with 11 secondary indicators. Based on this framework, a test tool suitable for assessing college students' CT was developed. The tool consists of 18 questions assessing non-cognitive abilities and 22 questions assessing cognitive abilities. Statistical analysis methods and multidimensional item response theory were employed to analyze the empirical results of the test.