It seemed like a good idea at the time

Jonas Boustedt, Robert McCartney, Josh Tenenberg, Titus Winters, Stephen Edwards, Briana B. Morrison, David R. Musicant, Ian Utting, Carol Zander

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Abstract

We often learn of successful pedagogical experiments, but we seldom hear of the the ones that failed. From an epistemological point of view, learning from failures can be at least as effecitive as learning from good examples. This special session has a structure similar to that of Parlante's Nifty Assignments, i.e. we solicited submissions from the SIGCSE membership, selected the best from among these, and have presentations at the session by the selected authors. Our contributions describe pedagogical approaches that seemed to be good ideas but turned out as failures. Contributors will describe their pedagogical experiment, the rationale for the experiment, evidence of failure, and lessons learned.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationSIGCSE 2007
Subtitle of host publication38th SIGCSE Technical Symposium on Computer Science Education
Pages346-347
Number of pages2
DOIs
StatePublished - 2007
EventSIGCSE 2007: 38th SIGCSE Technical Symposium on Computer Science Education - Covington, KY, United States
Duration: Mar 7 2007Mar 10 2007

Publication series

NameSIGCSE 2007: 38th SIGCSE Technical Symposium on Computer Science Education

Other

OtherSIGCSE 2007: 38th SIGCSE Technical Symposium on Computer Science Education
CountryUnited States
CityCovington, KY
Period3/7/073/10/07

Keywords

  • Breakdown
  • Disaster
  • Failure
  • Fiasco
  • Humiliation
  • Termination

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Science(all)
  • Education

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    Boustedt, J., McCartney, R., Tenenberg, J., Winters, T., Edwards, S., Morrison, B. B., Musicant, D. R., Utting, I., & Zander, C. (2007). It seemed like a good idea at the time. In SIGCSE 2007: 38th SIGCSE Technical Symposium on Computer Science Education (pp. 346-347). (SIGCSE 2007: 38th SIGCSE Technical Symposium on Computer Science Education). https://doi.org/10.1145/1227310.1227432