[Edu-sig] How do we tell truths that might hurt
ajsiegel at optonline.net
Thu Apr 22 13:19:21 EDT 2004
> So, start with Python, keep things concrete as long as possible, use
> abstraction as it becomes necessary and useful, and let the students
> have fun. That's the road to universal computer literacy. Comments?
In my mind, the most concrete way to avoid abstraction (at least in some
sense of the word) and identify programming as it should be - as an
immensely adaptable tool, is to put it to work, out-of-the box, as a tool.
This class is not about programming, this class is about - physics. Oh, and
yes, we will be doing some programming.
This is *not* pie-in-the-sky. It's happening today. It can't not happen, it
makes so much sense.
So I should go relax, or go get some work done. Choose one.
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