A people-first approach to programming

  title={A people-first approach to programming},
  author={Donna Teague},
  booktitle={ACE '09},
Students continue to find learning to program difficult. Failure rates from introductory programming units are high, as are attrition rates from IT courses. Case studies were conducted in 2007 involving Queensland University of Technology (QUT) introductory programming students who took part in weekly interviews and focus groups, and responded to questionnaires. Students divulged details relating to their attitude and approach to study, together with the level of confidence they had in their… CONTINUE READING