by Greg Linch
As someone who started out as a primarily “print” reporter, my mindset — and, more specifically, my thinking — as a journalist continues to evolve after nearly eight years in the field, starting as a high school sophomore.
That made me wonder on Twitter: #
How would you characterize the relationship between mindset and thinking? Which one is derivative from the other? #More specifically, I’d say that I’ve long had an open mind(set) in the journalism realm. For at least a couple of years, I considered this one of the most important characteristics for a journalist — along with passion. I still think this is true. #
Computational Thinking visualized by Carnegie Mellon using Wordle. (Creative Commons)
your mindset impacts thinking which impacts mindset which impacts thinking… etc for infinity #So why am I thinking about this now? Well, for one, I’ve proposed a session (with the same name of this post) for Saturday’s BarCamp NewsInnovation in Philadelphia: Rethinking our Thinking. The description: #
Journalists often discuss the need for evolving skill sets. On a deeper level, we sometimes talk about mindsets. What I’m interested in currently is, “How can we reshape our thinking?” #
Computational ThinkingThat idea formed because I’ve been reading, watching and listening to a lot of insightful things lately, including material on computational thinking (first found via Daniel Bachhuber). For example, check out: #
- Computational Thinking article by Jeannette Wing, which I first read months ago
- Jon Udell’s Interviews with Innovators podcast with Wing
- Computational Thinking for Everyone podcast with Joan Peckham
- Computational Thinking and Computing lecture by Wing, the which you can watchbelow or download as a video podcast [slides].
Finally, there is the Center for Computational Thinking at Carnegie Mellon, the university where Wing worked when she wrote the original article. #
Computational Thinking - Jeannette Wing