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2008 The 9th International Conference for Young Computer Scientists
Investigating on the Curriculum Visions of Computing Disciplines
November 18-November 21
ISBN: 978-0-7695-3398-8
Both of main characteristics of current computing education are that firstly the quantity of institutions is sharp increase and secondly some graduates of undergraduate computer degree are powerless to their specialty, which make us realize that computing education is faced with a formidable challenge and a rare opportunity. Based on aforementioned features this paper investigated on some issues existed in computing education. Computer science is really artificial science, which have made the computing discipline possess man-made features. If the traits affect among the setting of the curriculum, course content, even academic staff and so on, it will enhance the uncertainty of students' learning motivation, learning interest and learning effects. The states, such as the society's demands on computing professionals, the gist for running school and the growing desires of students, were analyzed. The relation diagram given by this paper illustrated that education institutions should continually meet the needs of growing desires of students, so satisfied the society's demands naturally. Based on aforesaid analysis, we proposed curriculum visions of computing discipline that is the harmonious relationship of threefold that are students' growing desires, society's demands on qualified computing and institution's curricula system. In this environment, students might sufficiently enjoy the joys of learning; they could feel human civilization; they might enable them to develop a sense of self worth and elaborate their potential. Additionally, we made abecedarian tentative ideas how we go forward the curriculum visions, and looked ahead to the curriculum visions of higher education.
Index Terms:
Computing science, education, curriculum visions, tentative ideas, prospect
Citation:
Long Hong, Yanli Chen, Ningning Zhou, Fangwu Yao, "Investigating on the Curriculum Visions of Computing Disciplines," icycs, pp.2675-2680, 2008 The 9th International Conference for Young Computer Scientists, 2008
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