Introductory programming: a systematic literature review

Andrew Luxton-Reilly, Simon, Ibrahim Albluwi, Brett A. Becker, Michail Giannakos, Amruth N. Kumar, Linda Ott, James Paterson, Michael Scott, Judy Sheard, Claudia Szabo

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Abstract

As computing becomes a mainstream discipline embedded in the school curriculum and acts as an enabler for an increasing range of academic disciplines in higher education, the literature on introductory programming is growing. Although there have been several reviews that focus on specific aspects of introductory programming, there has been no broad overview of the literature exploring recent trends across the breadth of introductory programming. This paper is the report of an ITiCSE working group that conducted a systematic review in order to gain an overview of the introductory programming literature. Partitioning the literature into papers addressing the student, teaching, the curriculum, and assessment, we explore trends, highlight advances in knowledge over the past 15 years, and indicate possible directions for future research.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationITiCSE 2018 Companion: Proceedings Companion of the 23rd Annual ACM Conference on Innovation and Technology in Computer Science Education
PublisherACM
Pages55-106
Number of pages52
ISBN (Print)978-1-4503-6223-8
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 31 Jul 2018
Event23rd Annual ACM Conference on Innovation and Technology in Computer Science Education - Larnaca, Cyprus
Duration: 2 Jul 20184 Jul 2018

Conference

Conference23rd Annual ACM Conference on Innovation and Technology in Computer Science Education
Abbreviated titleITiCSE '18
Country/TerritoryCyprus
CityLarnaca
Period2/07/184/07/18

Keywords

  • ITiCSE working group
  • CS1
  • introductory programming
  • novice programming
  • systematic literature review

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