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Toward constructive alignment with portfolio assessment for introductory programming

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posted on 2012-12-28, 00:00 authored by Andrew CainAndrew Cain, Clinton J Woodward
Learning to program is widely agreed to be a challenging task for many students. Introductory programming units are typically taken by largely diverse student cohorts, with a range of different learning approaches and prior programming knowledge. With issues such as declining enrolments and high attrition, alternate methods for teaching introductory programming need to be investigated. Constructive alignment is a student-centered model of education that aims to enhance learning through the amalgamation of constructivism and aligned curriculum. Constructive alignment encourages students to adopt deep approaches to learning, which should be beneficial to students in introductory programming. This paper proposes an approach for using constructive alignment with portfolio assessment in the teaching of introductory programming, together with preliminary results and analysis.

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Pagination

H1B-11-H1B-17

Location

Hong Kong, China

Start date

2012-08-20

End date

2012-08-23

ISBN-13

9781467324182

Language

eng

Publication classification

E1.1 Full written paper - refereed

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2012, IEEE

Title of proceedings

TALE 2012 : Proceedings of IEEE International Conference on Teaching, Assessment, and Learning for Engineering

Event

TALE - Teaching, Assessment and Learning for Engineering. IEEE International Conference (2012 : Hong Kong, China)

Publisher

IEEE

Place of publication

Piscataway, N.J.

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