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Guidelines for Teaching Object Orientation with Java

Kölling, Michael, Rosenberg, John (2001) Guidelines for Teaching Object Orientation with Java. In: Proceedings of the 6th conference on Information Technology in Computer Science Education (ITiCSE 2001). . pp. 33-36. ACM, Canterbury, England


How to best teach object orientation to first year students is currently a topic of much debate. One of the tools suggested to aid in this task is BlueJ, an integrated development environment specifically designed for teaching. BlueJ supports a unique style of introduction of OO concepts. In this paper we discuss a set of problems with OO teaching, present some guidelines for better course design and show how BlueJ can be used to make significant improvements to introductory OO courses. We end by esenting a description of a possible project sequence using this teaching approach.

Item Type: Conference or workshop item (Paper)
Uncontrolled keywords: Object-orientation, education, Java
Subjects: Q Science > QA Mathematics (inc Computing science) > QA 76 Software, computer programming,
Divisions: Faculties > Sciences > School of Computing > Computing Education Group
Depositing User: Mark Wheadon
Date Deposited: 24 Nov 2008 17:59 UTC
Last Modified: 28 May 2019 13:50 UTC
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