INFACT:Including Neurodiversity in Foundational and Applied Computational Thinking (2023)
INFACT is a program for the Inclusion of Neurodiversity in Foundational and Applied Computational Thinking. We have designed and studied teaching and learning materials for grades 3-8 that engage learners in computational thinking activities while providing supports for executive function. Our studies showed that these materials improved students’ computational thinking overall, and had particularly dramatic effects for learners with low executive function scores. INFACT serves as a model for how to provide inclusive teaching and learning to supporting neurodiversity in STEM.
See more about this project: https://www.terc.edu/ndinstem/about/infact/
Award: #U411C190179 US Dept of Ed EIR early-phase research program