Learning Object-Oriented Programming in Six Hours: An Experience with School Students

Hussey, A., Leadbetter, D., and Purchase, H. C. (1997) Learning Object-Oriented Programming in Six Hours: An Experience with School Students. In: 2nd Australasian Conference on Computer Science Education, Melborne, Victoria, Australia, 2-4 July 1997, pp. 117-125. ISBN 0897919580 (doi:10.1145/299359.299377)

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Abstract

Teaching object-oriented programming skills in six hours to school students who have either never programmed, or who have never encountered object-oriented programming before, is an ambitious task. Within these time and skill limitations, we devised an educational strategy based on learning through exercises, and trialled it with sixty students who attended a three day vacation school. The observations presented in this paper indicate that it is possible to give novices a worthwhile, enlightening and exciting programming experience within a restricted time period.

Item Type:Conference Proceedings
Status:Published
Refereed:Yes
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Purchase, Dr Helen
Authors: Hussey, A., Leadbetter, D., and Purchase, H. C.
College/School:College of Science and Engineering > School of Computing Science
Publisher:ACM Press
ISBN:0897919580

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