Open Science Research Excellence
@article{(International Science Index):http://waset.org/publications/10009704,
  title    = {Teaching Computer Programming to Diverse Students: A Comparative, Mixed-Methods, Classroom Research Study},
  author    = {Almudena Konrad and  Tomás Galguera},
  country   = {United States},
  institution={Mills College},
  abstract  = {Lack of motivation and interest is a serious obstacle to students’ learning computing skills. A need exists for a knowledge base on effective pedagogy and curricula to teach computer programming. This paper presents results from research evaluating a six-year project designed to teach complex concepts in computer programming collaboratively, while supporting students to continue developing their computer thinking and related coding skills individually. Utilizing a quasi-experimental, mixed methods design, the pedagogical approaches and methods were assessed in two contrasting groups of students with different socioeconomic status, gender, and age composition. Analyses of quantitative data from Likert-scale surveys and an evaluation rubric, combined with qualitative data from reflective writing exercises and semi-structured interviews yielded convincing evidence of the project’s success at both teaching and inspiring students.},
    journal   = {International Journal of Social, Behavioral, Educational, Economic, Business and Industrial Engineering},  volume    = {12},
  number    = {10},
  year      = {2018},
  pages     = {1421 - 1426},
  ee        = {http://waset.org/publications/10009704},
  url       = {http://waset.org/Publications?p=142},
  bibsource = {http://waset.org/Publications},
  issn      = {eISSN:1307-6892},
  publisher = {World Academy of Science, Engineering and Technology},
  index     = {International Science Index 142, 2018},
}