In this study, we explored pedagogical aspects of simulation-based programming lessons using the lens of students’ and instructors’ perceptions. We followed a qualitative approach using focus groups and semi-structured interviews with the students and instructors of a British university. Findings suggest a number of pedagogical guidelines including measuring prior knowledge of learners, varying instructional approaches, and addressing student learning preferences in pedagogical designs, amongst others. A key contribution of this study has been a rich pedagogical discourse containing effective simulation-based practices transferable among disciplines that can use simulation for learning and teaching.
|Number of pages||10|
|Publication status||Published - 5 Jul 2018|
|Event||International Conference on Information Communication Technologies (ICICTE) - Chania, Crete, Greece|
Duration: 5 Jul 2018 → 7 Jul 2018
|Conference||International Conference on Information Communication Technologies (ICICTE)|
|Period||5/07/18 → 7/07/18|
Isiaq, S., & Jamil, M. G. (2018). Developing pedagogical discourse for effective simulation-based lessons in programming. 245-254. Paper presented at International Conference on Information Communication Technologies (ICICTE), Crete, Greece. http://www.icicte.org/assets/6.4_-isiaq_jamil-.pdf