The distinctive role of lab practical classes in computing education

Simon, and de Raadt, Michael and Sutton, Ken and Venables, Anne (2006) The distinctive role of lab practical classes in computing education. In: Koli Calling 2006: 6th Baltic Sea Conference on Computing Education Research (Koli Calling 2006), 9-12 Nov 2006, Koli, Finland.

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As part of a wide-ranging phenomenographic study of computing teachers, we explored their varying understandings of the lab practical class and discovered four distinct categories of description of lab practicals. We consider which of these categories appear comparable with non-lecture classes in other disciplines, and which appear exclusive to computing. An awareness of this range of approaches to conducting practical lab classes will better enable academics to consider which is best suited to their own purposes when designing courses.

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Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Commonwealth Reporting Category E) (Paper)
Refereed: Yes
Item Status: Live Archive
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Faculty / Department / School: Historic - Faculty of Sciences - Department of Maths and Computing
Date Deposited: 11 Oct 2007 00:50
Last Modified: 02 Jul 2013 22:39
Uncontrolled Keywords: computing education; phenomenography; lab practical class
Fields of Research : 08 Information and Computing Sciences > 0806 Information Systems > 080602 Computer-Human Interaction
13 Education > 1302 Curriculum and Pedagogy > 130202 Curriculum and Pedagogy Theory and Development
13 Education > 1303 Specialist Studies in Education > 130309 Learning Sciences
Socio-Economic Objective: C Society > 93 Education and Training > 9301 Learner and Learning > 930102 Learner and Learning Processes
Identification Number or DOI: 10.1145/1315803.1315814

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