Modernizing Plan-Composition Studies

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Modernizing Plan-Composition Studies
Plan composition is an important but under-studied topic in programming education. Most studies were done three decades ago, under assumptions that miss important issues that today’s students must confront. This paper presents rationale and details for a modernized study of plan composition that accommodates a broader range of programming languages and problem features. Our study design has two novelties: the problems require students to deal with dataprocessing challenges (such as noisy data), and the questions ask students to not only produce but also evaluate programs. We present preliminary results from using our study in multiple courses from different linguistic paradigms. We discuss several future studies that are prompted by these results. CCS Concepts •Social and professional topics → Model curricula; CS1;
Kathi Fisler, Shriram Krishnamurthi, Janet Siegmun
Added 09 Apr 2016
Updated 09 Apr 2016
Type Journal
Year 2016
Authors Kathi Fisler, Shriram Krishnamurthi, Janet Siegmund
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