37 min

Active Learning in Computer Science The K12 Engineering Education Podcast

    • Education

We talk strategies for teaching computer science (CS), with Dr. Cynthia Taylor, a computer science professor at The University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC). Cynthia does research on effective CS education pedagogy, which includes active learning in the classroom. She talks about her research, how to handle not knowing all of CS when you’re teaching CS, the imbalance of experience in students’ experience with CS, and her own educational background.

Mentioned in this episode:
• Cynthia Taylor at the University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC): https://www.cs.uic.edu/~cynthiat/
• Paper on peer instruction for CS: https://www.cs.uic.edu/~cynthiat/pubs/cbtaylor_iticse13.pdf
• Flipped classroom resources: https://www.edutopia.org/blogs/tag/flipped-classroom
• Force Concept Inventory: https://www.physport.org/assessments/assessment.cfm?A=FCI
• AP Computer Science test: https://apstudent.collegeboard.org/apcourse/ap-computer-science-a
• "Stuck in the Shallow End" - book by Jane Margolis: http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/3082774-stuck-in-the-shallow-end
• Peer Instruction for CS resource website: http://peerinstruction4cs.com/
• Special Interest Group on Computer Science Education: http://sigcse.org/sigcse/
• Association for Computer Machinery Digital Library: http://dl.acm.org/

Our closing music is from "Late for School" by Bleeptor, used under a Creative Commons Attribution License: https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0. Subscribe and find more podcast information at: http://www.k12engineering.net. The K12 Engineering Education Podcast is a production of Pios Labs: http://www.pioslabs.com.

Check out the book and ebook “Engineer’s Guide to Improv and Art Games” by Pius Wong, on Amazon, Kindle, Apple iBooks, Barnes & Noble Nook, and other retailers: http://www.pioslabs.com/improv4design.html

We talk strategies for teaching computer science (CS), with Dr. Cynthia Taylor, a computer science professor at The University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC). Cynthia does research on effective CS education pedagogy, which includes active learning in the classroom. She talks about her research, how to handle not knowing all of CS when you’re teaching CS, the imbalance of experience in students’ experience with CS, and her own educational background.

Mentioned in this episode:
• Cynthia Taylor at the University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC): https://www.cs.uic.edu/~cynthiat/
• Paper on peer instruction for CS: https://www.cs.uic.edu/~cynthiat/pubs/cbtaylor_iticse13.pdf
• Flipped classroom resources: https://www.edutopia.org/blogs/tag/flipped-classroom
• Force Concept Inventory: https://www.physport.org/assessments/assessment.cfm?A=FCI
• AP Computer Science test: https://apstudent.collegeboard.org/apcourse/ap-computer-science-a
• "Stuck in the Shallow End" - book by Jane Margolis: http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/3082774-stuck-in-the-shallow-end
• Peer Instruction for CS resource website: http://peerinstruction4cs.com/
• Special Interest Group on Computer Science Education: http://sigcse.org/sigcse/
• Association for Computer Machinery Digital Library: http://dl.acm.org/

Our closing music is from "Late for School" by Bleeptor, used under a Creative Commons Attribution License: https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0. Subscribe and find more podcast information at: http://www.k12engineering.net. The K12 Engineering Education Podcast is a production of Pios Labs: http://www.pioslabs.com.

Check out the book and ebook “Engineer’s Guide to Improv and Art Games” by Pius Wong, on Amazon, Kindle, Apple iBooks, Barnes & Noble Nook, and other retailers: http://www.pioslabs.com/improv4design.html

37 min

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