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Pages: 4984-4989
Publication year: 2016
ISBN: 978-84-608-8860-4
ISSN: 2340-1117
doi: 10.21125/edulearn.2016.2180

Conference name: 8th International Conference on Education and New Learning Technologies
Dates: 4-6 July, 2016
Location: Barcelona, Spain

ALGORITHMS AND INITIAL PROGRAMMING: DIFFERENT PUBLIC, DIFFERENT TEACHING-LEARNING?

R. Sobral

Universidade Portucalense (PORTUGAL)
How to teach the first steps in programming is an old question: How to teach? What to teach? Who learn best? What is the right age to start? Women are just as capable as men? All these issues concern who teach. For much experience one has teaching algorithms and programming we have no certainties, but we would have clues to improve performance.

The study of this paper compares two completely different groups: one consisting of college students a degree in computer science and another group of unemployed adults. The surveys were completed at the beginning and at the end of an introductory module to programming concepts, using top-down and algorithms.

The first survey (initial) focuses on taste, dexterity, use and computer prior knowledge, the second (final) on the ease / difficulty with algorithmic reasoning, as well as its self-assessment for some taught knowledge during the module (such as read / write variables), use of cycles and if-then-else.
Teach each person differently according to their characteristics would be excellent. This study characterizes the students so that they learn best.
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R. Sobral (2016) ALGORITHMS AND INITIAL PROGRAMMING: DIFFERENT PUBLIC, DIFFERENT TEACHING-LEARNING?, EDULEARN16 Proceedings, pp. 4984-4989.
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