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Journal on Educational Resources in Computing (JERIC), Volume 8 Issue 2, June 2008

Grounding the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning in Practice
Josh Tenenberg, Robert Mccartney
Article No.: 4
DOI: 10.1145/1362787.1362788

We invite submissions to ACM/JERIC from teaching practitioners who are our readers. Grounding these submissions in the lived practice of teaching; using data that is already collected to assess student learning; and reporting the data collection,...

Reducing Abstraction in High School Computer Science Education: The Case of Definition, Implementation, and Use of Abstract Data Types
Victoria Sakhnini, Orit Hazzan
Article No.: 5
DOI: 10.1145/1362787.1362789

The research presented in this article deals with the difficulties and mental processes involved in the definition, implementation, and use of abstract data types encountered by 12th grade advanced-level computer science students....

Empirical Foundation of Central Concepts for Computer Science Education
Andreas Zendler, Christian Spannagel
Article No.: 6
DOI: 10.1145/1362787.1362790

The design of computer science curricula should rely on central concepts of the discipline rather than on technical short-term developments. Several authors have proposed lists of basic concepts or fundamental ideas in the past. However, these...