Examples of Algorithmic Thinking in Programming Education

@inproceedings{Hromkovic2016ExamplesOA,
  title={Examples of Algorithmic Thinking in Programming Education},
  author={Juraj Hromkovic and Tobias Kohn and Dennis Komm and Giovanni Serafini},
  year={2016}
}
Algorithmic thinking and problem solving strategies are essential principles of computer science. Programming education should reflect this and emphasize different aspects of these principles rather than syntactical details of a concrete programming language. In this paper, we identify three major aspects of algorithmic thinking as objectives of our curricula: the notion of a formal language to express algorithms, abstraction and automation to transfer proven strategies to new instances, and… Expand
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