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Pages: 4120-4126
Publication year: 2016
ISBN: 978-84-608-5617-7
ISSN: 2340-1079
doi: 10.21125/inted.2016.2003

Conference name: 10th International Technology, Education and Development Conference
Dates: 7-9 March, 2016
Location: Valencia, Spain

CHALLENGES IN TEACHING PROGRAMMING AND ALGORITHMS

A. Runceanu1, M.A. Runceanu2

1Constantin Brancusi University from Targu-Jiu (ROMANIA)
2Ecaterina Teodoroiu High School from Targu-Jiu (ROMANIA)
In high schools and universities algorithms and programming languages are largely studied. Though, teachers face many difficulties in teaching and not always is easy for them to choose the most appropriate and effective methods for a good transmission of information. The students sometimes not correctly identify situations for applying the algorithms presented by the teacher. In this article, based on a survey made among 60 students, we have identified factors that contribute to this situation and we propose some solutions. Our solutions are compatible with the actual Romanian education system and are based on our didactic experience. Using open source technologies that could be integrated in a Learning Management System, teachers can improve the teaching strategies emphasizing the programming applicative part. Many educators claim that "learning through practice" is by far the best way to learn computer programming and to engage novice students.
@InProceedings{RUNCEANU2016CHA,
author = {Runceanu, A. and Runceanu, M.A.},
title = {CHALLENGES IN TEACHING PROGRAMMING AND ALGORITHMS},
series = {10th International Technology, Education and Development Conference},
booktitle = {INTED2016 Proceedings},
isbn = {978-84-608-5617-7},
issn = {2340-1079},
doi = {10.21125/inted.2016.2003},
url = {http://dx.doi.org/10.21125/inted.2016.2003},
publisher = {IATED},
location = {Valencia, Spain},
month = {7-9 March, 2016},
year = {2016},
pages = {4120-4126}}
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AU - A. Runceanu AU - M.A. Runceanu
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SN - 978-84-608-5617-7/2340-1079
DO - 10.21125/inted.2016.2003
PY - 2016
Y1 - 7-9 March, 2016
CI - Valencia, Spain
JO - 10th International Technology, Education and Development Conference
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A. Runceanu, M.A. Runceanu (2016) CHALLENGES IN TEACHING PROGRAMMING AND ALGORITHMS, INTED2016 Proceedings, pp. 4120-4126.
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