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Issue No. 03 - May-June (2017 vol. 19)
ISSN: 1521-9615
pp: 20-29
Helen H. Hu , Westminster College, Utah
Patricia B. Campbell , Campbell-Kibler Associates
ABSTRACT
Seven instructors at five institutions adopted process-oriented guided inquiry learning (POGIL) activities for their first-year courses. These POGIL activities were designed to prompt students to reflect on the relevance of the curriculum to their own lives. Students were significantly more comfortable with computers after taking the POGIL courses, even compared to students taking the same course from the same instructors. However, there was no overall effect on students' interest in taking more CS classes. Based on these findings, the authors developed "Levels of Student Participation and Stages of Relevant Curriculum" to help POGIL faculty make their classrooms more inclusive and their curriculum more relevant. Follow-up interviews with seven instructors demonstrated a marked increase in their plans to make their course content relevant to students.
INDEX TERMS
Education courses, Computer science education, Interviews, Computer science, Learning systems,cultural relevance, student participation, POGIL, STEM, education, broadening participation, scientific computing
CITATION
Helen H. Hu, Patricia B. Campbell, "A Framework for Levels of Student Participation and Stages of Relevant Curriculum", Computing in Science & Engineering, vol. 19, no. , pp. 20-29, May-June 2017, doi:10.1109/MCSE.2017.44
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