What is computer science

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What is Computer Science?[1]

Computer science requires an understanding of the fundamental concepts of computational thinking as well as knowledge of how computers and other digital devices operate. - From the IB [2]

Computer science (CS) is the studyDevote time and attention to gaining knowledge of (an academic subject), especially by means of books of computers and algorithmic processes, including their principles, their hardware and software designs, their applications, and their impact on society.” - From the CSTA [3]

Computer science is the scientific and practical approach to computation and its applications.

- From wikipedia [4]

What is Computer Science?

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Why Computer Science ?

A 21st Century Skill

Computer science is...

  1. a theory and practice that allows you to program a computer to do what you want it to
  2. a tool that helps you tell a story or make something happen with technology
  3. a discipline that emphasizes persistence in problem solving — a skill that is applicable across disciplines, driving job growth and innovation across all sectors of the workforce
  4. a skill that teaches students how to use computers to create, not just consume

Computer science is not...[5]

  1. learning how to type
  2. learning to use word processing, spreadsheet, or presentation software
  3. learning how to build or repair computers
  4. playing video games

References

  1. http://www.flaticon.com/
  2. http://www.ibo.org/
  3. https://csta.acm.org/Curriculum/sub/CurrFiles/CSTA_K-12_CSS.pdf
  4. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Computer_science
  5. https://www.cs-first.com/why-cs