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ERIC Number: ED089748
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1971-Nov-19
Pages: 11
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Criteria and Educational Tools in the Training of Programmers.
Bellardinelli, Mario
The training of computer programers could be more efficient and more effective if two major changes were implemented. First, the analytical method of teaching programing and programing languages should be replaced by the global method. The former provides introductions to information processing and programing and then teaches the programing language; it proceeds from the particular to the general and maintains artificial distinctions among related components, thereby forcing the student to deal with abstract concepts and to delay practical experience until the end of his training. On the other hand, the global method provides only brief introductions to particular aspects of programing and plunges students quickly into writing their own programs. It is more effective because it gives them actual experience, thereby paralleling the manner in which natural languages are learned. Secondly, the education of computer programers would be greatly enhanced if the students were allowed to use the computer itself more often; such hands-on experience stimulates interest, reinforces factual learning, and promotes creative development. (PB)
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