This textbook presents both a conceptual framework and detailed implementation guidelines for computer science (CS) teaching. Updated with the latest teaching approaches and trends, and expanded with new learning activities, the content of this new edition is clearly written and structured to be applicable to all levels of CS education and for any teaching organization. Features: provides 110 detailed learning activities; reviews curriculum and cross-curriculum topics in CS; explores the benefits of CS education research; describes strategies for cultivating problem-solving skills, for assessing learning processes, and for dealing with pupils' misunderstandings; proposes active-learning-based classroom teaching methods, including lab-based teaching; discusses various types of questions that a CS instructor or trainer can use for a range of teaching situations; investigates thoroughly issues of lesson planning and course design; examines the first field teaching experiences gained by CS teachers.
Publisher: Springer London Ltd
Number of pages: 296
Weight: 5444 g
Dimensions: 235 x 155 mm
Edition: Softcover reprint of the original 2nd ed. 201
"This book represents a comprehensive collection of information that is suitable for all teachers and lecturers who deliver computer programming language courses. ... This is an excellent book for computer science educators, with a wealth of information that should be used by all teaching practitioners. ... I would recommend this book to all computer science educators and suggest it become mandatory reading for novice computer science teachers entering the classroom." (S. M. Godwin, Computing Reviews, June, 2015)