Researchers of the Science Education Department have been working together for the past two years with faculty from the Electronic and Telecommunication Department aiming to explain students' failure and drop out rate in a first-year undergraduate programming course at the University of Aveiro, Portugal. Two main variables were significantly correlated with the students' failure: the curriculum organization of the course and the teaching methods. In this paper we are concerned with analyzing the curriculum redesign in the area of Informatics, namely at a introductory programming course that took place in 2001/02 and whether it has influenced students' achievement and motivation for the course.
|Proceedings - Frontiers in Education Conference
|Published - 1 Dec 2003
|Engineering as a Human Endeavor: Partnering Community, Academia, Government, and Industry - Westminster, CO, United States
Duration: 5 Nov 2003 → 8 Nov 2003
- Engineering and Science students' academic achievement
- First-year programming teaching practice