- Prof. Michal Armoni
- Liat Nakar
Pattern-oriented instruction is an approach for teaching computer science which relies on the teaching of algorithmic patterns. This approach is especially suitable for introductory courses. Pattern-oriented instruction has been shown to improve the tendency of students to acknowledge patterns and incorporate them into their solutions, thus demonstrating abstraction skills in general, and analogical reasoning and problem decomposition in particular. This project focuses on high school students and examines the effects of pattern-oriented instruction on students' abstraction skills in wider contexts. In addition, it examines the teachers' abstraction-related teaching approach and its effect on students' abstraction skills.
This is the doctoral research of Liat Nakar
· Nakar, L. and Armoni M. (2023). On Teaching Abstraction in Computer Science: Secondary-School Teachers’ Perceptions vs. Practices. In Proceedings of The United Kingdom and Ireland Computing Education Research (UKICER) Conference 2023. Swansea, Wales.Contact us