Teaching and assessing programming strategies explicitly

de Raadt, Michael and Watson, Richard and Toleman, Mark (2009) Teaching and assessing programming strategies explicitly. In: ACE 2009: 11th Australasian Computing Education Conference, 20-23 Jan 2009, Wellington, New Zealand.

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Abstract

This paper describes how programming strategies were explicitly instructed and assessed in an introductory programming course and describes the impact of this curricular change. A description is given of how strategies were explicitly integrated into teaching materials and assessed in assignments and examinations. Comparisons are made between the outcomes of novices under the new curriculum and results of novices’ learning under the previous implicit-only strategy curriculum, measured in an earlier study. This comparison shows improvement in novices’ strategy application under the new curriculum.


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Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Commonwealth Reporting Category E) (Paper)
Refereed: Yes
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Additional Information: Deposited in accordance with the copyright policy of the publisher. Copyright © 2009, Australian Computer Society, Inc. This paper appeared at the Eleventh Australasian Computing Education Conference (ACE2009), Wellington, New Zealand, January 2009. Conferences in Research and Practice in Information Technology, Vol. 95. Margaret Hamilton and Tony Clear, Eds. Reproduction for academic, not-for-profit purposes permitted provided this text is included.
Depositing User: Mr Michael de Raadt
Faculty / Department / School: Historic - Faculty of Sciences - Department of Maths and Computing
Date Deposited: 12 Apr 2009 05:30
Last Modified: 02 Jul 2013 23:13
Uncontrolled Keywords: teaching strategies; introductory programming; curriculum; assessment strategies
Fields of Research (FOR2008): 13 Education > 1301 Education Systems > 130103 Higher Education
13 Education > 1302 Curriculum and Pedagogy > 130212 Science, Technology and Engineering Curriculum and Pedagogy
13 Education > 1303 Specialist Studies in Education > 130303 Education Assessment and Evaluation
Socio-Economic Objective (SEO2008): C Society > 93 Education and Training > 9303 Curriculum > 930301 Assessment and Evaluation of Curriculum
URI: http://eprints.usq.edu.au/id/eprint/4879

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