A Content Analysis on Computational Thinking Skill

Namli N. A., AYBEK B.

CUKUROVA UNIVERSITY FACULTY OF EDUCATION JOURNAL, vol.51, no.2, pp.920-944, 2022 (ESCI) identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 51 Issue: 2
  • Publication Date: 2022
  • Doi Number: 10.14812/cufej.943909
  • Journal Indexes: Emerging Sources Citation Index (ESCI), TR DİZİN (ULAKBİM)
  • Page Numbers: pp.920-944
  • Keywords: Computational Thinking, Meta-synthesis, Student Gains, Student Learning Outcome, 21st Century Skills, FRAMEWORK
  • Çukurova University Affiliated: Yes


One of the main functions of universities is to produce new technologies by doing research. In this context, research conducted during the postgraduate education and training process is guiding in order to realize these functions. Since it has been determined that there is no meta-synthesis study for postgraduate theses carried out with the concept of computational thinking in our country, and the rise of theses in the field of computational thinking has been observed in Turkey at the postgraduate level since 2018, it is important for the field of education and information technologies to examine these theses in detail and present suggestions. It is thought to provide contributions. In this study, it is aimed to examine the postgraduate theses, to determine the year, university, method, sample, data collection tools, analysis techniques and the research results. The research was carried out by considering the document analysis method, one of the qualitative research methods. In line with the research, the national thesis center database of the Council of Higher Education (CoHE) was examined and 47 theses determined by the thesis name and summary filter of "Computational thinking" were examined. Each thesis was subjected to deductive analysis with the "Thesis Classification Form" developed. The results of the postgraduate theses in this research and their effects in various dimensions have been examined and synthesized.