How to implement a peer instruction-designed CS principles course

Simon, B. and Cutts, Q. (2012) How to implement a peer instruction-designed CS principles course. ACM Inroads, 3(2), pp. 72-74. (doi: 10.1145/2189835.2189858)

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The CS Principles curriculum framework includes explicit learning goals regarding student abilities in communication and collaboration. Computing majors need these skills. However, what kinds of activities support the development of these skills, especially in a large lecture course? This paper describes Peer Instruction - a pedagogy developed to support students in developing deep understanding in a lecture environment - and its use in the pilot offering of CS Principles in 2010-11 at the University of California at San Diego.

Item Type:Articles
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Cutts, Professor Quintin
Authors: Simon, B., and Cutts, Q.
College/School:College of Science and Engineering > School of Computing Science
Journal Name:ACM Inroads
ISSN (Online):2153-2192

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