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Academic Resource Network for Engineering and ICT Australia

Teaching novice computer programmers: bringing the scholarly approach to Australian ICT degrees

Start: 2009
Report Publication Date: 2010
Primary Project Leader Jenny Edwards

Funding
Amount: $0.00 Body: Australian Learning and Teaching Council (ALTC) Purpose: Fellowship
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Summary
This fellowship collected evidence from end-of-semester exams, with the aim of subsequently improving the teaching of computer programming. As part of this process the project participants formulated ideas on where the problems lay for novice programmers. Contrary to the intuitions of many computing academics, the project participants have found that students tend not to have problems with the low level ?nuts and bolts? of programming. Instead they have difficulties fitting the pieces together to see the larger picture ? they cant see the forest for the trees. Many traditional exam questions, however, still test the novice programmer only on the lower level ?nuts and bolts?. Includes links to papers on SOLO application to computer programming, and BRACElet project, and question bank
Outcome
Keywords
Alignment › Assessment
Discipline Context › ICT
Content › Novice Programming
Disciplines
  • ICT
Education Levels
  • Higher Education
  • Professional Development
Project Members
Peter Goodyear
peter.goodyear@sydney.edu.au
02 9351 4708
Team Member
Raymond Lister
Raymond.Lister@uts.edu.au
02 9514 1850
Team Member

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Contacts

Associate Deans & Educational Leaders in Engineering

Program Leaders in Engineering

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Contacts

Associate Deans Learning & Teaching in ICT

Program Leaders in ICT

Postal Address

Australian Computer Society
[ARNEIA]
P.O. Box Q534
QVB
Sydney 1230
NSW

Email

info@ARNEIA.edu.au