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Author Castro, T. ♦ Fuks, H. ♦ Castro, A.
Source IEEE Xplore Digital Library
Content type Text
Publisher Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, Inc. (IEEE)
File Format PDF
Copyright Year ©2008
Language English
Subject Domain (in DDC) Social sciences ♦ Education ♦ Technology ♦ Engineering & allied operations
Subject Keyword Programming profession ♦ Collaboration ♦ Problem-solving ♦ Educational products ♦ Informatics ♦ Computer science ♦ Cognitive science ♦ Engineering students ♦ Education ♦ Psychology ♦ programming learning ♦ group programming ♦ group modeling
Abstract The technical literature in cognitive science informs that working in groups reaps more benefits than working alone. We are seeing a variety of innovative group programming methodologies like the agile methods. This work examines the findings of a pilot study carried out during the first academic semester of 2007. The subjects were 110 freshmen computing and engineering students taking their first programming course at the Federal University of Amazonas. Based on these findings, it is proposed a programming progression learning scheme, from individual (current practice) to group programming (the desired practice based on the literature review). Such transition is necessary for students are not used to programming in groups. In order to evaluate such progression learning scheme a case study is outlined.
Description Author affiliation: Comput. Sci. Dept., Fed. Univ. of Amazonas, Manaus (Castro, A.) || Dept. of Inf., Catholic Univ. of Rio de Janeiro, Gavea (Castro, T.; Fuks, H.)
ISBN 9781424419692
ISSN 01905848
Educational Role Student ♦ Teacher
Age Range above 22 year
Educational Use Research ♦ Reading
Education Level UG and PG
Learning Resource Type Article
Publisher Date 2008-10-22
Publisher Place USA
Rights Holder Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, Inc. (IEEE)
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Source: IEEE Xplore Digital Library