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Author Edwards, H.K. ♦ Gersting, J.L. ♦ Tangaro, T.
Source IEEE Xplore Digital Library
Content type Text
Publisher Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, Inc. (IEEE)
File Format PDF
Copyright Year ©2007
Language English
Subject Domain (in DDC) Social sciences ♦ Education ♦ Technology ♦ Engineering & allied operations
Subject Keyword Education ♦ Cultural differences ♦ Computer science ♦ Computer languages ♦ Object oriented programming ♦ Clouds ♦ Vehicles ♦ Animation ♦ Rain ♦ Springs ♦ Hawai’ian culture ♦ Animation ♦ Pedagogy ♦ Alice
Abstract The Alice programming language and environment has been used successfully to teach entry level students the fundamental concepts behind object oriented programming. While there are numerous studies regarding the pedagogical effectiveness of the narrative approach offered by Alice, the incorporation of cultural perspective into the teaching of Alice presents numerous challenges and opportunities. In this paper, we discuss the challenges of implementing Hawai'ian mythology into the Alice approach, while demonstrating how the inclusion of these myths and legends into an introductory Alice course presents a natural vehicle for the narrative approach offered by this language. Finally, we discuss the instructional efficacy of this approach by exploring student survey data.
Description Author affiliation: Univ. of Hawai'i at Hilo, Hilo (Edwards, H.K.; Gersting, J.L.)
ISBN 9781424410835
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 2007-10-10
Publisher Place USA
Rights Holder Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, Inc. (IEEE)
Size (in Bytes) 269.08 kB

Source: IEEE Xplore Digital Library