I have been thinking more about how Scratch impacts the development of cognitive and social skills in children. Being relatively new to this platform, I am not sure what kind of research there is on the impact of Scratch (or even similar programs) on children’s development of creative thinking, coding, story telling, etc.
Perhaps we can share some research findings/knowledge expertise in this forum?
My first question is inspired by our project from this week. It was mentioned one of the benefits of Scratch is children do not have to type code or look for syntax errors. I do not know if using puzzle pieces for code necessarily leads to fewer challenges coding via typing, but I would be interested to know what research has been done on that end.