Ask students what they like about programming—it lets you know what to focus on so that students remain interested.

  • When you hear students explain what they like about programming, you create an opportunity to discover more CS topics and applications that interest them, thus engaging "a wider range of students" (59).
  • In generating student feedback, you may discover they have "a more expansive set of metaphors" to describe the material than you had already come across.

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External Source

Unlocking the Clubhouse: Women in Computing by Jane Margolis and Allan Fisher, from Chapter 3: Computing with a Purpose