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Early training in programming: from high school to college  (2017)

Authors:
Solitro, Ugo; Zorzi, Margherita; Pasini, Margherita; Brondino, Margherita
Title:
Early training in programming: from high school to college
Year:
2017
Type of item:
Contributo in atti di convegno
Tipologia ANVUR:
Contributo in Atti di convegno
Language:
Inglese
Format:
Elettronico
Name of journal:
LECTURE NOTES OF THE INSTITUTE FOR COMPUTER SCIENCES, SOCIAL INFORMATICS AND TELECOMMUNICATIONS ENGINEERING
ISSN of journal:
1867-8211
N° Volume:
195
Congresso:
2nd EAI International Conference on Smart Objects and Technologies for Social Good, GOODTECHS 2016
Place:
Venice, Italy
Period:
November 30–December 1, 2016
:
Springer
Publisher:
Springer
Page numbers:
325-332
Keyword:
Computational Thinking, Programming, Coding, Extreme Apprenticeship, Motivation
Short description of contents:
Informatics is recognized as a fundamental discipline in ed- ucation at all levels. Also, it is an indispensable subject for scientific and technical studies. Some abilities connected to informatics learning (com- putational thinking) has being considered to provide ”fundamental skills for everyone”. Programming or, more generally, the ability of solving problems with algorithmic methods is one of these skills. In Italy, many scientific degree courses offer in the first year at least an introductory course in programming. Digital skills and a basic attitude to computa- tional thinking are in general expected. In the present study, conducted at the University of Verona, in the context of the course Programming with laboratory of Applied Mathematics curriculum, we analyze the first period of lessons, when the fundamentals of programming are introduced. Most of the students come from secondary schools, in particular Liceo, a secondary school with emphasis science or humanities, where the role of informatics is in general not central. So an academic course in program- ming can be a difficult task for students. In this paper, we analyze how the ”cultural” background influences the learning of programming and the performance of students.
Product ID:
93665
Handle IRIS:
11562/951069
Last Modified:
December 14, 2019
Bibliographic citation:
Solitro, Ugo; Zorzi, Margherita; Pasini, Margherita; Brondino, Margherita, Early training in programming: from high school to college in «LECTURE NOTES OF THE INSTITUTE FOR COMPUTER SCIENCES, SOCIAL INFORMATICS AND TELECOMMUNICATIONS ENGINEERING» vol. 195 Springer  in 2nd EAI International Conference on Smart Objects and Technologies for Social Good, GOODTECHS 2016; Venice; Italy; 30 November 2016 through 1 December 2016SpringerProceedings of "2nd EAI International Conference on Smart Objects and Technologies for Social Good, GOODTECHS 2016" , Venice, Italy , November 30–December 1, 2016 , 2017pp. 325-332

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