Dr Anthony Robins, Department of Comnputer Science

Title: Studies of novice programmers, implications for teaching and learning
In this talk I will review the (large!) literature on novice programmers, including some brief results from our own studies of COMP 103. I will summarise some implications for teachers, propose a simple framework that organises many of the factors involved in programming, and ask the audience for thoughts on what any of this might mean for COMP 103.