A new approach to Programming Language education for beginners with top-down learning

Daisuke Saito, Tsuneo Yamaura

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Abstract

There are two basic approaches in learning new programming language: a bottom-up approach and a top-down approach. It has been said that if a learner has already acquired one language, the top-down approach is more efficient to learn another while, for a person who has absolutely no knowledge of any programming languages; the bottom-up approach is preferable. The major problem of the bottom-up approach is that it requires longer period to acquire the language. For quicker learning, this paper applies a top-down approach for a beginner who has not yet acquired any programming languages.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of 2013 IEEE International Conference on Teaching, Assessment and Learning for Engineering, TALE 2013
Pages752-755
Number of pages4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2013
Externally publishedYes
Event2013 2nd IEEE International Conference on Teaching, Assessment and Learning for Engineering, TALE 2013 - Kuta
Duration: 2013 Aug 262013 Aug 29

Other

Other2013 2nd IEEE International Conference on Teaching, Assessment and Learning for Engineering, TALE 2013
CityKuta
Period13/8/2613/8/29

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Keywords

  • Bottom-Up Approach
  • Programming-learning
  • Top-Down Approach

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Education

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Saito, D., & Yamaura, T. (2013). A new approach to Programming Language education for beginners with top-down learning. In Proceedings of 2013 IEEE International Conference on Teaching, Assessment and Learning for Engineering, TALE 2013 (pp. 752-755). [6654538] https://doi.org/10.1109/TALE.2013.6654538