A "light" application of blended extreme apprenticeship in teaching programming to students of mathematics

Ugo Solitro*, Margherita Zorzi, Margherita Pasini, Margherita Brondino

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Abstract

In this paper, we analyse an application of the eXtreme Apprenticeship (XA) methodology, in a blended form, with a reduced set of human and software resources. The study was conducted at the University of Verona, in the context of the course "Programming with Laboratory" with 170 participants enrolled at the first degree in Applied Mathematics, throughout three different academic years. We analyse the earliest period of lessons, when the fundamentals of programming are introduced. During the first two years, students were trained with a traditional teaching method; the last group was trained using the XA teaching model. The outcomes showed a tangible improvement of learning outcomes in students trained with XA compared with the traditional teaching method. Possible refinements of XA method in our case study and in other educational contexts are discussed.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationMethodologies and intelligent systems for technology enhanced learning
Subtitle of host publication6th International Conference
EditorsMauro Caporuscio, Fernando De la Prieta, Tania Di Mascio, Rosella Gennari, Javier Gutiérrez Rodríguez, Ricardo Azambuja-Silveira, Pierpaolo Vittorini
Place of PublicationSwitzerland
PublisherSpringer, Springer Nature
Pages73-80
Number of pages8
ISBN (Electronic)9783319401652
ISBN (Print)9783319401645
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2016
Externally publishedYes
EventInternational Conference in Methodologies and Intelligent Systems for Technology Enhanced Learning (6th : 2016) - Sevilla, Spain
Duration: 1 Jun 20163 Jun 2016
Conference number: 6th

Publication series

NameAdvances in intelligent systems and computing
PublisherSpringer International Publishing AG
Volume478
ISSN (Print)2194-5357
ISSN (Electronic)2194-5365

Other

OtherInternational Conference in Methodologies and Intelligent Systems for Technology Enhanced Learning (6th : 2016)
CountrySpain
CitySevilla
Period1/06/163/06/16

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