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Innovative Pedagogical Practices in the Craft of Computing / James H. Davenport; Alan Hayes; Rachid Hourizi; Tom Crick

Pages: 115 - 119

Swansea University Author: Crick, Tom

DOI (Published version): 10.1109/LaTiCE.2016.38

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Teaching programming is much more like teaching a craft skill than it is a purely theoretical subject. Hence an "apprenticeship" model, where apprentices learn by watching the master do, and then do themselves, and are criticised in their doing, is, we claim, more appropriate than the &quo...

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Published: Mumbai, India IEEE 2016
Online Access: http://www.et.iitb.ac.in/latice2016/
URI: https://cronfa.swan.ac.uk/Record/cronfa43378
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Abstract: Teaching programming is much more like teaching a craft skill than it is a purely theoretical subject. Hence an "apprenticeship" model, where apprentices learn by watching the master do, and then do themselves, and are criticised in their doing, is, we claim, more appropriate than the "lecturer/lecturee" model that universities implicitly adopt. Furthermore, there are generally many more apprentices than the master can personally supervise. Universities will therefore use various tutors, who should be regarded as the analogue of the guild-master's journeymen. However, how does one encourage this mindset in students who, for their other courses, are indeed lecturees? What are the implications for the journeymen?
Item Description: 4th International Conference on Learning and Teaching in Computing and Engineering (LaTICE 2016)
Keywords: Programming profession, Education, Mathematics, Context, Computers
College: College of Science
Start Page: 115
End Page: 119