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Title: Subgoals for CS1 in Python
In our previous research we found that teaching novice programmers introductory programming in Java using subgoal labels led to deeper knowledge [2] and increased persistence for students potentially at risk of dropping out or failing their first undergraduate course in CS [3]. Given the increasing number of universities using Python in introductory programming classes, we have begun the process of defining the subgoals to use in Python-based introductory courses. We have repeated the Task Analysis by Problem Solving (TAPS) development process [1] that we used to create Java-based instructional materials. As with the Java-based instructional materials, we have created subgoals for both evaluating programs written in Python and writing programs in Python. The poster will present an overview of the TAPS development process for identifying the Python subgoals and the proposed experimental design for assessing the effectiveness of the instructional materials.  more » « less
Award ID(s):
2143069 2111578
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Journal Name:
Proceedings of the 2022 ACM Conference on International Computing Education Research V.2 (ICER 2022)
Medium: X
Sponsoring Org:
National Science Foundation
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