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Teaching Programming: The Shift from Conventional to Student-Centred Approach

Teaching Programming: The Shift from Conventional to Student-Centred Approach
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Author(s): Matthew Butler (Monash University, Australia)
Copyright: 2005
Pages: 3
Source title: Managing Modern Organizations Through Information Technology
Source Editor(s): Mehdi Khosrow-Pour (Information Resources Management Association, USA)
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-59140-822-2.ch126

Abstract

Educators are under constant pressure to update and adapt both their teaching materials and methods, and for today’s teachers the focus is on creating curriculum that is student-centred. Although almost all educators will acknowledge the necessity to put the needs of the students at the forefront, as well as to tailor delivery based on the individual requirements of the students, there is a tendency to believe that all curriculum must have this focus. This paper will suggest that this should not be the case, and that curriculum development for Programming subjects must begin in a more “traditional” approach, before blossoming into a student-centred, constructivist model.

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