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Can the Fine Arts Inform Software Development? (From 20th Century Russian Constructivism to 21st Century Java)

Price, Colin ORCID: (2007) Can the Fine Arts Inform Software Development? (From 20th Century Russian Constructivism to 21st Century Java). In: Java in the Computing Curriculum Conference, January 2007, London Metropolitan University. (Unpublished)

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Can a study of Fine Art, paintings and Art Education help us to improve our teaching of software development in Java? In a recent study at the University of Worcester, we have found the answer is “yes”.
Through consideration of early 20th Century abstract art and through studies of the processes of Art education, and through development of programming tasks, we have concluded Art and Design can motivate our students to appreciate the principles of OOP and to learn to write code in Java.
This paper presents the rationale for our approach, gives details of the implementation and briefly reports on the effectiveness of our approach. This work has been conducted during delivery of an “Advanced OOP (Java)” programming
module at final-year Undergraduate level, and during a Masters’ “Conversion” OOP (Java) module. It is a pilot study, conducted during a single semester.

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Uncontrolled Discrete Keywords: 21st century java, fine art inform software development, 20th century Russian constructivism, art education, software development, advanced oop, recent study, pilot study, single semester, master conversion oop, 20th century abstract art, briefly report, final-year undergraduate level, fine art
Subjects: N Fine Arts > N Visual arts (General) For photography, see TR
Q Science > QA Mathematics > QA76 Computer software
Divisions: College of Business, Psychology and Sport > Worcester Business School
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Depositing User: Colin Price
Date Deposited: 28 Feb 2020 11:34
Last Modified: 17 Jun 2020 17:34

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