Introductory programming: what's happening today and will there be any students to teach tomorrow?

de Raadt, Michael and Watson, Richard and Toleman, Mark (2004) Introductory programming: what's happening today and will there be any students to teach tomorrow? In: ACE 2004: 6th Australasian Computing Education Conference, 18-24 Feb 2004, Dunedin, New Zealand.

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[Abstract]: This paper reports the findings of a census of introductory programming courses. Eighty five courses from Australian and New Zealand universities are included. The census aims to discover languages and paradigms taught, tools used, texts employed, method of delivery to on-campus students, instructor experience and how problem solving strategies are taught. Of note in the 2003 census is the reduction in student enrolments in introductory programming courses since 2001, the differences in teaching between Australian and New Zealand courses, and trends relating to language, tools and paradigms.


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Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Commonwealth Reporting Category E) (Paper)
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Additional Information: Deposited in accordance with the copyright policy of the publisher. Copyright © 2004, Australian Computer Society, Inc. This paper appeared at the Sixth Australasian Computing Education Conference (ACE2004), Dunedin, New Zealand, 18-24 February 2004. Raymond Lister and Alison Young, Eds. Reproduction for academic, not-for-profit purposes permitted provided this text is included.
Depositing User: Mrs Rae Jones
Faculty / Department / School: Historic - Faculty of Business - Department of Information Systems
Date Deposited: 31 Aug 2009 23:07
Last Modified: 02 Jul 2013 23:17
Uncontrolled Keywords: introductory programming, programming languages, problem solving strategies, census
Fields of Research (FOR2008): 13 Education > 1301 Education Systems > 130103 Higher Education
08 Information and Computing Sciences > 0803 Computer Software > 080308 Programming Languages
13 Education > 1302 Curriculum and Pedagogy > 130212 Science, Technology and Engineering Curriculum and Pedagogy
Socio-Economic Objective (SEO2008): C Society > 93 Education and Training > 9302 Teaching and Instruction > 930201 Pedagogy
B Economic Development > 89 Information and Communication Services > 8999 Other Information and Communication Services > 899999 Information and Communication Services not elsewhere classified
URI: http://eprints.usq.edu.au/id/eprint/5172

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