Teaching Novice Computer Programmers: bringing the scholarly approach to Australian ICT degrees

2007 ALTC Associate Teaching Fellowship

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Emeritus Professor Jenny Edwards

Fellowship years: 2007 - 2010

Abstract: This Fellowship builds on earlier independent work of Lister and Edwards. It reviews the success of Lister's BRACElet project on the assessment of novice programmers, with an emphasis on evidence-based scholarship to produce a similar action research project on the assessment of novice programmers adapted to the Australian context. Using previous work by Edwards, particular emphasis will be paid to gender issues and the effects of the assessment of first year programming on the attraction and retention of Computing students, a critical issue to Computing academics.

Fellowship discipline: Information technology, Novice computer programmers