[CrackMonkey] High School Computing
Carlos O'Donell Jr.
carlos at baldric.uwo.ca
Thu Feb 28 07:34:29 PST 2002
> I, however, have been a big fan of the kind of Scheme course that Ms.
> Chen describes above. I think that the socratic method used by The
> Little Schemer provides exactly the sort of algorithmic midwifery that
> can teach people to actually understand programming. The process of
> learning to program without ever actually using a computer is a much
> better way to *teach*.
> So who else here has brilliant introductory texts on programming that
> they love?
When I was taught to program we learned from:
- Can we unify technology and artistry?
- How human thought and creativity are mingled? What is decidability?
Which really wasn't programming at all. Rather our high-school
teacher made clear the conceptual ideas of logic and how they
mapped into the realm of computing.
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