New CS1 pedagogies and curriculum, the same success factors?

@inproceedings{Alvarado2014NewCP,
  title={New CS1 pedagogies and curriculum, the same success factors?},
  author={Christine Alvarado and Cynthia Bailey Lee and Gary Gillespie},
  booktitle={SIGCSE},
  year={2014}
}
New CS1 curricula and pedagogies have resulted in many positive outcomes over the last several years including lower fail rates and increased long-term retention. Given these positive outcomes, the question becomes how much do the traditional factors of prior experience and confidence still play a role in students' performance in and attitudes about these courses' Furthermore, given that increasingly recommended collaborative pedagogies (e.g. pair programming) force students to interact with… CONTINUE READING

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