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Review of a Problems-First Approach to First Year Undergraduate Programming

Review of a Problems-First Approach to First Year Undergraduate Programming - Springer



Gary J. Hill   


Published in Software Engineering Education Going Agile Part of the series Progress in IS pp 73-80





DOI 10.1007/978-3-319-29166-6_11


This paper, predominantly discusses the teaching of programming and problem solving to undergraduate first year computing students, using robots/robot simulators and visual programming to emulate the robot tasks. The needs to focus initial programming education on problem solving, prior to the teaching of programming syntax and software design methodology is also considered. The main vehicle for this approach is a robot/robot simulation programmed in Java, followed by the programming of a visual representation/simulation to develop programming skills.



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