Storytelling for kids through the lens of computational thinking
Lamprini Chartofylaka
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Hello apurva prabhawalkar, thank you for your time writing this comment! Despite the tone used at some points, I agree with most of the ideas that you are expressing, especially with stories as “source of discovering” ! As educators who learn, respect and grow by being connected with children, we have much more things in common than you will think of. So assesments like loosing my heartful part or forgetting how it was when I was a kid are assumptions that do not fit with my actual perceptions for what kind of (future) education we want to build together and the way of acting & seeing things around me. 
There is no doubt that stories entail all these primitive elements that help us interact, think and understand ourselves & the world around us, nobody says the contrary. Storytelling is -and it will be- one of the most powerful tools for learning & introspection.. and for many years now is one of the most fundamental communication methods used in childhood settings. 
However, while reading your feedback I felt that you have missunderstood the point of my writing (and this comes from a person who considers Orwell as a lifelong inspiration..). My intention is not to transform children into “machines”, future corporate employers who do not think for themselves, give them specific directions or whatsoever. With this (theoretical) approach, I wanted to explore how captivating & joyful stories, like the one of “three little pigs”, can be converted into “unplugged activities” towards the aspects of computational thinking more like a theory of mind. It is an approach on how traditional ways of storytelling can better assist them and help them about problems in general. All in all, my ultimate goal was not to “wipe out” the content of stories, the values & thought provoking concepts conveyed through them but to bring an alternative viewpoint on how activities which exist since the beginning of the time can drill 21st century skills in parallel. 
Thank you once again for your constructive feedback!