ERIC Number: ED060627
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1971-Jun-12
Reference Count: 0
Learning to Program for the Science Student.
Bork, Alfred M.
The science student has many avenues to learning how to program, including learning directly within the science course, in a special course on programing, or by self-study. Often a formal programing course is neither necessary or advisable. In general a pedagogical approach, aimed at bringing the student quickly to using the language, is better than a stricter, more logical one. Thus teaching program languages is similar to teaching foreign languages. Either a time-sharing or a batch computer may be used. It is best to make the student move quickly to program writing in a particular subject area, so that he may become motivated by solving relevant problems. (RB)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Science Foundation, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: California Univ., Irvine. Physics Computer Development Project.