Teaching Computing: A Practitioner's Perspective

1st Edition

Henry M. Walker

CRC Press
Published April 11, 2018
Textbook - 496 Pages - 30 B/W Illustrations
ISBN 9781138034433 - CAT# K31608

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Summary

Teaching can be intimidating for beginning faculty. Some graduate schools and some computing faculty provide guidance and mentoring, but many do not. Often, a new faculty member is assigned to teach a course, with little guidance, input, or feedback. Teaching Computing: A Practitioner’s Perspective addresses such challenges by providing a solid resource for both new and experienced computing faculty. The book serves as a practical, easy-to-use resource, covering a wide range of topics in a collection of focused down-to-earth chapters.

Based on the authors’ extensive teaching experience and his teaching-oriented columns that span 20 years, and informed by computing-education research, the book provides numerous elements that are designed to connect with teaching practitioners, including:

  • A wide range of teaching topics and basic elements of teaching, including tips and techniques
  • Practical tone; the book serves as a down-to-earth practitioners’ guide
  • Short, focused chapters
  • Coherent and convenient organization
  • Mix of general educational perspectives and computing-specific elements
  • Connections between teaching in general and teaching computing
  • Both historical and contemporary perspectives

This book presents practical approaches, tips, and techniques that provide a strong starting place for new computing faculty and perspectives for reflection by seasoned faculty wishing to freshen their own teaching.

 

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