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ERIC Number: EJ898854
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Feb
Pages: 8
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 15
ISSN: ISSN-0018-9359
Pedagogy and Processes for a Computer Programming Outreach Workshop--The Bridge to College Model
Tangney, Brendan; Oldham, Elizabeth; Conneely, Claire; Barrett, Stephen; Lawlor, John
IEEE Transactions on Education, v53 n1 p53-60 Feb 2010
This paper describes a model for computer programming outreach workshops aimed at second-level students (ages 15-16). Participants engage in a series of programming activities based on the Scratch visual programming language, and a very strong group-based pedagogy is followed. Participants are not required to have any prior programming experience. An empirical evaluation was undertaken to evaluate to what extent the model was successful in: (1) giving the participants a deeper understanding of what studying a computing degree and working in the computing profession entails; and (2) increasing their interest in pursuing a third-level qualification in a computer-related area. (Contains 9 tables, 1 figure, and 1 footnote.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education; Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Ireland