Habits of programming in scratch

@inproceedings{MeerbaumSalant2011HabitsOP,
  title={Habits of programming in scratch},
  author={Orni Meerbaum-Salant and Michal Armoni and Mordechai Ben-Ari},
  booktitle={ITiCSE},
  year={2011}
}
Visual programming environments are widely used to introduce young people to computer science and programming; in particular, they encourage learning by exploration. During our research on teaching and learning computer science concepts with Scratch, we discovered that Scratch engenders certain habits of programming: (a) a totally bottom-up development process that starts with the individual Scratch blocks, and (b) a tendency to extremely fine-grained programming. Both these behaviors are at… CONTINUE READING
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