@article{(Open Science Index):https://publications.waset.org/pdf/10009704,
	  title     = {Teaching Computer Programming to Diverse Students: A Comparative, Mixed-Methods, Classroom Research Study},
	  author    = {Almudena Konrad and  Tomás Galguera},
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	  abstract     = {Lack of motivation and interest is a serious obstacle to students’ learning computing skills. A need exists for a knowledge base on effective pedagogy and curricula to teach computer programming. This paper presents results from research evaluating a six-year project designed to teach complex concepts in computer programming collaboratively, while supporting students to continue developing their computer thinking and related coding skills individually. Utilizing a quasi-experimental, mixed methods design, the pedagogical approaches and methods were assessed in two contrasting groups of students with different socioeconomic status, gender, and age composition. Analyses of quantitative data from Likert-scale surveys and an evaluation rubric, combined with qualitative data from reflective writing exercises and semi-structured interviews yielded convincing evidence of the project’s success at both teaching and inspiring students.},
	    journal   = {International Journal of Educational and Pedagogical Sciences},
	  volume    = {12},
	  number    = {10},
	  year      = {2018},
	  pages     = {1421 - 1426},
	  ee        = {https://publications.waset.org/pdf/10009704},
	  url   	= {https://publications.waset.org/vol/142},
	  bibsource = {https://publications.waset.org/},
	  issn  	= {eISSN: 1307-6892},
	  publisher = {World Academy of Science, Engineering and Technology},
	  index 	= {Open Science Index 142, 2018},
	}