The University of Southampton
University of Southampton Institutional Repository

Managing Diversity: Experiences Teaching Programming Principles

Managing Diversity: Experiences Teaching Programming Principles
Managing Diversity: Experiences Teaching Programming Principles
The majority of university level courses offer a similar experience to all students. However in the teaching of introductory computer programming this practice has become increasingly difficult to justify, due to the widely differing initial experience of students. This paper describes an attempt to provide, at low cost, some level of differing experience depending on the needs of the student. The students were allowed to select for themselves which group to join. The experiment was successful in improving student experience and in demonstrating that the students were capable of selecting appropriate groups.
Differentiated Learning, Learning Programming
Davis, HC
1608a3c8-0920-4a0c-82b3-ee29a52e7c1b
Carr, LA
0572b10e-039d-46c6-bf05-57cce71d3936
Cooke, EC
7b2de33a-3d34-4ce5-9368-12299ebc65a4
White, SA
5f9a277b-df62-4079-ae97-b9c35264c146
Davis, HC
1608a3c8-0920-4a0c-82b3-ee29a52e7c1b
Carr, LA
0572b10e-039d-46c6-bf05-57cce71d3936
Cooke, EC
7b2de33a-3d34-4ce5-9368-12299ebc65a4
White, SA
5f9a277b-df62-4079-ae97-b9c35264c146

Davis, HC, Carr, LA, Cooke, EC and White, SA (2001) Managing Diversity: Experiences Teaching Programming Principles At The 2nd LTSN-ICS Annual Conference. 28 - 30 Aug 2001.

Record type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)

Abstract

The majority of university level courses offer a similar experience to all students. However in the teaching of introductory computer programming this practice has become increasingly difficult to justify, due to the widely differing initial experience of students. This paper describes an attempt to provide, at low cost, some level of differing experience depending on the needs of the student. The students were allowed to select for themselves which group to join. The experiment was successful in improving student experience and in demonstrating that the students were capable of selecting appropriate groups.

PDF FinalPaper.pdf - Other
Download (37kB)

More information

Published date: 2001
Additional Information: Event Dates: 28 - 30 August 2001
Venue - Dates: The 2nd LTSN-ICS Annual Conference, 2001-08-28 - 2001-08-30
Keywords: Differentiated Learning, Learning Programming
Organisations: Web & Internet Science

Identifiers

Local EPrints ID: 259666
URI: http://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/259666
PURE UUID: 461604b6-39c3-438d-8bbb-fae6e5729508
ORCID for HC Davis: ORCID iD orcid.org/0000-0002-1182-1459
ORCID for LA Carr: ORCID iD orcid.org/0000-0002-2113-9680
ORCID for SA White: ORCID iD orcid.org/0000-0001-9588-5275

Catalogue record

Date deposited: 04 Aug 2004
Last modified: 18 Jul 2017 09:20

Export record

Contributors

Author: HC Davis ORCID iD
Author: LA Carr ORCID iD
Author: EC Cooke
Author: SA White ORCID iD

University divisions

Download statistics

Downloads from ePrints over the past year. Other digital versions may also be available to download e.g. from the publisher's website.

View more statistics

Atom RSS 1.0 RSS 2.0

Contact ePrints Soton: eprints@soton.ac.uk

ePrints Soton supports OAI 2.0 with a base URL of http://eprints.soton.ac.uk/cgi/oai2

This repository has been built using EPrints software, developed at the University of Southampton, but available to everyone to use.

We use cookies to ensure that we give you the best experience on our website. If you continue without changing your settings, we will assume that you are happy to receive cookies on the University of Southampton website.

×