Innovative Approaches in Teaching Programming: A Systematic Literature Review

Simone Santos, Patricia Tedesco, Matheus Borba, Matheus Brito

Abstract

One of the main challenges of computing education is the teaching of computer programming. Technical skills related to algorithm logic, programming language syntax, and computational platforms are required to program. In addition, several non-technical skills are required, enabling the student to understand and to interpret real problems, to work in groups and to strive for effective and efficient solutions. To meet these challenges, innovative teaching methodologies have been applied in teaching programming, building learning environments that are more conducive to the development of these skills. In order to understand how these methodologies are being used, this work presents the result of a systematic literature review, motivated by the following research question: "What are the innovative teaching and learning approaches to programming, how are they applied and what are the main results of their application? In this study, we considered three digital libraries and found 24 primary studies, following the Kitchenham methodology. These studies were categorized into 6 groups and highlighted challenges related to the problems addressed, teaching environment, content, human capital involved and assessment process. The studies also showed evidence of success cases, as well as open paths for new research.

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Santos S., Tedesco P., Borba M. and Brito M. (2020). Innovative Approaches in Teaching Programming: A Systematic Literature Review.In Proceedings of the 12th International Conference on Computer Supported Education - Volume 1: CSEDU, ISBN 978-989-758-417-6, pages 205-214. DOI: 10.5220/0009190502050214


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@conference{csedu20,
author={Simone Santos and Patricia Tedesco and Matheus Borba and Matheus Brito},
title={Innovative Approaches in Teaching Programming: A Systematic Literature Review},
booktitle={Proceedings of the 12th International Conference on Computer Supported Education - Volume 1: CSEDU,},
year={2020},
pages={205-214},
publisher={SciTePress},
organization={INSTICC},
doi={10.5220/0009190502050214},
isbn={978-989-758-417-6},
}


in EndNote Style

TY - CONF

JO - Proceedings of the 12th International Conference on Computer Supported Education - Volume 1: CSEDU,
TI - Innovative Approaches in Teaching Programming: A Systematic Literature Review
SN - 978-989-758-417-6
AU - Santos S.
AU - Tedesco P.
AU - Borba M.
AU - Brito M.
PY - 2020
SP - 205
EP - 214
DO - 10.5220/0009190502050214