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École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL) has recently made "computational thinking" part of its curriculum for all students, and last month, they held the Teaching Computational Thinking Workshop to begin addressing questions about how the subject can and should be integrated into scientific and engineering programs.
As one of two keynote speakers (the other was Mark Guzdial of Georgia Institute of Technology), they invited Professor Shriram Krishnamurthi of Brown University's Department of Computer Science (Brown CS), who lectured on the idea of curriculum design as an engineering problem, and an extremely difficult one. "It requires substantial work," he writes, "on both technical and human-factors fronts; the audience is often unsophisticated and vulnerable; and if you screw up, you can do real damage to not only individuals but also the field and society."
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