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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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|
|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|