Toward a shared understanding of competency in programming : an invitation to the BABELnot Project

Lister, Raymond, Corney, Malcolm W., Curran, James, D'Souza, Daryl, Fidge, Colin J., Gluga, Richard, Hamilton, Margaret, Harland, James, Hogan, Jim, Kay, Judy, Murphy, Tara, Roggenkamp, Mike, Sheard, Judy, Simon, , & Teague, Donna M. (2012) Toward a shared understanding of competency in programming : an invitation to the BABELnot Project. In de Raadt, Michael & Carbone, Angela (Eds.) Proceedings of the 14th Australasian Computing Education Conference (ACE2012), Australian Computer Society, RMIT University, Melbourne.

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The ICT degrees in most Australian universities have a sequence of up to three programming subjects, or units. BABELnot is an ALTC-funded project that will document the academic standards associated with those three subjects in the six participating universities and, if possible, at other universities. This will necessitate the development of a rich framework for describing the learning goals associated with programming. It will also be necessary to benchmark exam questions that are mapped onto this framework. As part of the project, workshops are planned for ACE 2012, ICER 2012 and ACE 2013, to elicit feedback from the broader Australasian computing education community, and to disseminate the project’s findings. The purpose of this paper is to introduce the project to that broader Australasian computing education community and to invite their active participation.

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ID Code: 47265
Item Type: Conference Paper
Refereed: Yes
Keywords: Computer programming, Programming pedagogy, HERN
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > INFORMATION AND COMPUTING SCIENCES (080000) > COMPUTER SOFTWARE (080300)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > EDUCATION (130000) > CURRICULUM AND PEDAGOGY (130200) > Science Technology and Engineering Curriculum and Pedagogy (130212)
Divisions: Past > QUT Faculties & Divisions > Faculty of Science and Technology
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2012, Australian Computer Society, Inc.
Copyright Statement: This paper appeared at the 14th Australasian Computing Education Conference (ACE2012), Melbourne, Australia, January-February 2012. Conferences in Research and Practice in Information Technology, Vol. 123. M. de Raadt and A. Carbone, Eds. Reproduction for academic, not-for-profit purposes permitted provided this text is included.
Deposited On: 27 Nov 2011 21:48
Last Modified: 23 Feb 2013 11:31

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