Alternative teaching methods for introductory computer science

The traditional lecture-based approach to introductory computer science focuses on mastery of programming language syntax. As a result, other skills such as problem solving and independent learning are underdeveloped, particularly in students with no previous programming background. This paper presents alternative teaching methods which promote student-centered learning and address different learning styles. The paper also proposes an inter-school collaboration framework for introductory computer science teachers.


Chua, Sandra Jean V. Ateneo de Manila University
Garcia, IoanNikhos Gil S. iAcademy
Carreon, Mario T. University of the Philippines