Scratching the surface of advanced topics in software engineering: a workshop module for middle school students

@inproceedings{Sivilotti2008ScratchingTS,
  title={Scratching the surface of advanced topics in software engineering: a workshop module for middle school students},
  author={Paolo A. G. Sivilotti and Stacey A. Laugel},
  booktitle={SIGCSE},
  year={2008}
}
A common approach for introducing computer science to middle school students is to teach them a simple yet engaging programming language A different approach is to teach them some advanced topic independent of any particular language or syntax We describe a 3-hour workshop module designed to do both This module has been piloted with a group of thirty 8th grade girls. It uses the Scratch programming language to develop the advanced software engineering concepts of specifications, refinement, and… CONTINUE READING
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