In order to support students struggling with learning to program, we designed new learning material, around two basic principles from recent research on introductory programming education: Propose program comprehension tasks[4] beside writing tasks, and teaching strategic programming knowledge explicitly[5]. Such material may be of interest for high school teachers and academics teaching programming to novices. It was prepared and used in the context of a peer tutoring initiative targeted at undergraduate students of our CS degree program. We look for feedback and possible collaborators from other institutions, in order to carry out a methodologically sound investigation to measure the quality and effectiveness of the instructional material.

Fostering Strategic Knowledge and Program Comprehension Skills in Students Struggling with CS1 / V. Lonati, A. Morpurgo - In: SIGCSE '21: Proceedings / [a cura di] M. Sherriff, L.D. Merkle, P. Cutter, A. Monge, J. Sheard. - [s.l] : ACM, 2021. - ISBN 9781450380621. - pp. 1301-1301 (( Intervento presentato al 52. convegno Technical Symposium on Computer Science Education tenutosi a USA nel 2021 [10.1145/3408877.3439632].

Fostering Strategic Knowledge and Program Comprehension Skills in Students Struggling with CS1

Lonati V.;Morpurgo A.
2021

Abstract

In order to support students struggling with learning to program, we designed new learning material, around two basic principles from recent research on introductory programming education: Propose program comprehension tasks[4] beside writing tasks, and teaching strategic programming knowledge explicitly[5]. Such material may be of interest for high school teachers and academics teaching programming to novices. It was prepared and used in the context of a peer tutoring initiative targeted at undergraduate students of our CS degree program. We look for feedback and possible collaborators from other institutions, in order to carry out a methodologically sound investigation to measure the quality and effectiveness of the instructional material.
cs1; goals and plans; program comprehension; strategic knowledge
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