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Evaluating Student Opinion of Constructivist Learning Activities on Computing Undergraduate Degrees

Colvin, John and Phelan, Alan (2006) Evaluating Student Opinion of Constructivist Learning Activities on Computing Undergraduate Degrees. In: 1st Annual Workshop on Constructive Alignment, February 2006, Nottingham Trent University.

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This paper discusses the student-focused learning activities employed by a number of computing lecturers at the University of Worcester to encourage learning amongst 2nd and 3rd year undergraduates. These activities include on-line discussions, variations on group discussion and presentational activities, students undertaking and analysing computer simulations, and the completion of a structured series of programming activities. The paper introduces the background to these learning activities, documents them and then analyses the approach adopted by members of staff. This is followed by a review of the feedback from both students and academic staff. Finally, the paper comments on the awareness of the academics of the term ‘Constructive Alignment’.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Uncontrolled Keywords: student centred learning, teaching methods, undergraduates, higher education
Subjects: Q Science > QA Mathematics > QA75 Electronic computers. Computer science
L Education > LB Theory and practice of education > LB2300 Higher Education
Divisions: Academic Departments > Worcester Business School
Depositing User: John Colvin
Date Deposited: 22 Mar 2007 08:57
Last Modified: 31 Mar 2010 05:00

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