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ITiCSE 2010 Working Group Report: Motivating our Top Students

ITiCSE 2010 Working Group Report: Motivating our Top Students
ITiCSE 2010 Working Group Report: Motivating our Top Students
It would be unlikely for any first year programming class to be solely composed of novices with the same aptitude for learning. We all have students who arrive with a range of abilities and backgrounds. We have students who barely know their way around a keyboard and those who have programmed professionally; this starting knowledge is also no indicator of learning ability. We need to support struggling students with little knowledge whilst maintaining the enthusiasm of those who are quick to learn, and trying not to demotivate the ones in the middle. The aim of this working group was to explore the ways in which academics around the world enthuse their high achieving students; seeking things that work and things that don’t. This has been achieved by a mixture of literature review and survey of current practice. The synthesis of these forms the basis for the recommendations we make.
computer science education, motivation, competitions, differentiated teaching, learning programming, differentiation in the classroom
Carter, Janet
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White, Su
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Fraser, Karen
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Kurkovsky, Stanislav
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McCreesh, Colette
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Carter, Janet
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Kurkovsky, Stanislav
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Carter, Janet, White, Su, Fraser, Karen, Kurkovsky, Stanislav, McCreesh, Colette and Wieck, Malcolm (2010) ITiCSE 2010 Working Group Report: Motivating our Top Students. 16th Annual Conference on Innovations and Technology in Computer Science Education, Turkey. 26 - 30 Jun 2010. (Submitted)

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It would be unlikely for any first year programming class to be solely composed of novices with the same aptitude for learning. We all have students who arrive with a range of abilities and backgrounds. We have students who barely know their way around a keyboard and those who have programmed professionally; this starting knowledge is also no indicator of learning ability. We need to support struggling students with little knowledge whilst maintaining the enthusiasm of those who are quick to learn, and trying not to demotivate the ones in the middle. The aim of this working group was to explore the ways in which academics around the world enthuse their high achieving students; seeking things that work and things that don’t. This has been achieved by a mixture of literature review and survey of current practice. The synthesis of these forms the basis for the recommendations we make.

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Submitted date: 29 June 2010
Additional Information: This paper represents a major piece of international collaborative work concerned with enhancing undergraduate experience and achievement in the context of Computer Science Education After review this working group paper was developed and revised for publication in ACM Inroads Event Dates: June 26-30
Venue - Dates: 16th Annual Conference on Innovations and Technology in Computer Science Education, Turkey, 2010-06-26 - 2010-06-30
Keywords: computer science education, motivation, competitions, differentiated teaching, learning programming, differentiation in the classroom
Organisations: Electronics & Computer Science

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Local EPrints ID: 271328
URI: http://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/271328
PURE UUID: 753b857d-1f5e-4f78-acc2-c9fcd6723649
ORCID for Su White: ORCID iD orcid.org/0000-0001-9588-5275

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Date deposited: 02 Jul 2010 15:17
Last modified: 06 Jun 2018 12:53

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