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Type: Journal article
Title: Supporting and structuring "contributing student pedagogy" in computer science curricula
Author: Falkner, K.
Falkner, N.
Citation: Computer Science Education, 2012; 22(4):413-443
Publisher: Routledge
Issue Date: 2012
ISSN: 0899-3408
1744-5175
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Responsibility: 
Katrina Falkner and Nickolas J.G. Falkner
Abstract: Contributing student pedagogy (CSP) builds upon social constructivist and community-based learning principles to create engaging and productive learning experiences. What makes CSP different from other, related, learning approaches is that it involves students both learning from and also explicitly valuing the contributions of other students. The creation of such a learning community builds upon established educational psychology that encourages deep learning, reflection and engagement. Our school has recently completed a review and update of its curriculum, incorporating student content-creation and collaboration into the design of key courses across the curriculum. Our experiences, based on several years of experimentation and development, support CSP-based curriculum design to reinforce the value of the student perspective, the clear description of their own transformative pathway to knowledge and the importance of establishing student-to-student networks in which students are active and willing participants. In this paper, we discuss the tools and approaches that we have employed to guide, support and structure student collaboration across a range of courses and year levels. By providing an account of our intentions, our approaches and tools, we hope to provide useful and transferrable knowledge that can be readily used by other academics who are considering this approach.
Keywords: contributing student pedagogy; social onstructivism; collaboration
Rights: © 2012 Taylor & Francis
RMID: 0020123213
DOI: 10.1080/08993408.2012.727713
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