Students learning software programming: Innovative strategies for learning and assessment

Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10545/620931
Title:
Students learning software programming: Innovative strategies for learning and assessment
Authors:
Self, Richard ( 0000-0003-4694-4309 )
Abstract:
Students demand engaging approaches from academics. Employers demand soft skills from graduates. Traditional approaches to teaching programming are seen as boring and fail to develop the necessary soft skills. In addition, the software packages that are used in the STEM courses are changing very rapidly, leading to significant stresses on academics who feel that they need to keep up with all the changes as the “Academic as Domain Expert”. A different approach has been developed that both enthuses students by providing an employability based context for learning and also delivers high achievement and excellent soft skills. This presentation will present the consequences of the “Academic as Learning to Learn Expert” model in the design of the Learning, Teaching and Assessment strategies and the reduction in the stresses on academics. It will also demonstrate new assessment approaches which strongly develop soft skills for employability whilst ensuring that technical skills are demonstrated.
Affiliation:
University of Derby
Citation:
Self, R. (2016) 'Students Learning Software Programming: Innovative Strategies for Learning and Assessment', [Presentation], HEA STEM, Nottingham: UK, 29 Jan
Publisher:
Higher Education Academy (HEA)
Issue Date:
29-Jan-2016
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10545/620931
Embedded Video:
Additional Links:
https://www.heacademy.ac.uk/stem-conference-session-eight-abstracts
Type:
Presentation
Language:
en
Appears in Collections:
Department of Electronics, Computing & Maths

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DC FieldValue Language
dc.contributor.authorSelf, Richarden
dc.date.accessioned2016-11-21T15:26:39Z-
dc.date.available2016-11-21T15:26:39Z-
dc.date.issued2016-01-29-
dc.identifier.citationSelf, R. (2016) 'Students Learning Software Programming: Innovative Strategies for Learning and Assessment', [Presentation], HEA STEM, Nottingham: UK, 29 Janen
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10545/620931-
dc.description.abstractStudents demand engaging approaches from academics. Employers demand soft skills from graduates. Traditional approaches to teaching programming are seen as boring and fail to develop the necessary soft skills. In addition, the software packages that are used in the STEM courses are changing very rapidly, leading to significant stresses on academics who feel that they need to keep up with all the changes as the “Academic as Domain Expert”. A different approach has been developed that both enthuses students by providing an employability based context for learning and also delivers high achievement and excellent soft skills. This presentation will present the consequences of the “Academic as Learning to Learn Expert” model in the design of the Learning, Teaching and Assessment strategies and the reduction in the stresses on academics. It will also demonstrate new assessment approaches which strongly develop soft skills for employability whilst ensuring that technical skills are demonstrated.en
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherHigher Education Academy (HEA)en
dc.relation.urlhttps://www.heacademy.ac.uk/stem-conference-session-eight-abstractsen
dc.subjectTeaching STEMen
dc.subjectSTEM careersen
dc.subjectTeaching and learningen
dc.subjectEmployabilityen
dc.titleStudents learning software programming: Innovative strategies for learning and assessmenten
dc.typePresentationen
dc.contributor.departmentUniversity of Derbyen
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