Adapting the Studio Based Learning Methodology to Computer Science Education
Paula Alexandra Silva,
Maynooth University –
Recent research projects have depicted Studio-Based Learning as a successful approach to teaching computer science students. This talk will describe using Studio-Based Learning as a pedagogical approach in an online introductory Computer Science 1 (CS1) course. The studio-based instructional model emphasizes learning activities in which students (a) construct personalized solutions to assigned computing problems, and (b) present solutions to their instructors and peers for feedback and discussion within the context of design critiques. For SBL to be effective, assignments to be critiqued must be solvable by a variety of thinking paths. Building upon the identification of students’ most frequent programming errors, we implemented SBL sessions and analyzed the impacts compared to sessions that did not employ the SBL methodology. The online nature of this class allowed for a rich collection of data and the integral recording of the sessions. In addition to the students’ performance, motivation and perception of their learning process, the analysis of this data provided insight into students’ thought processes.
Paula Alexandra Silva is a Human-Computer Interaction researcher and practitioner, who focuses on designing user interfaces for older adults. She is also a passionate teacher and has lectured on HCI-related courses. Currently, she is a lecturer in Design Innovation at the Department of Design Innovation in Maynooth University, Ireland. She has held appointments at a number of Universities and has more than 10 years of experience teaching a diversity of courses and supervising students. Paula Alexandra Silva is interested in user experience for everyday life and common good and in conducting research that focuses on designing for special target audiences. She is currently compelled by: design and evaluation of user interfaces for older adults, touch and gestures, games and gamification, well-being, creativity and innovation.
Date: 2017-Nov-22 Time: 12:00:00 Room: Room 2.10 – IST Taguspark
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Workshop “Metabolism and mathematical models: Two for a tango” – 2nd Edition
Title: Workshop Metabolism and mathematical models: Two for a tango – 2nd Edition
Dates: October 25-26, 2022
Location: This workshop will be held in a virtual way
The topic of this workshop is metabolism in general, with a special focus, although not exclusive, on parasitology. Besides an exploration of the biological, biochemical and biomedical aspects, the workshop will also aim at presenting some of the mathematical modelling, algorithmic theory and software development that have become crucial to explore such aspects.
This workshop is being organised in the context of two projects, both with the Inria European Team Erable. One of the projects involves a partnership with the University of São Paulo (USP), in São Paulo, Brazil, more specifically the Institute of Mathematics and Statistics (IME) and the Institute of Biomedical Sciences – Inria Associated Team Capoeira – and the other involves the Inesc-ID/IST in Portugal, ETH in Zürich and EMBL in Heidelberg – H2020 Twinning Project Olissipo.
The workshop is open to all members of these two projects but also, importantly, to the community in general.
The program and more details are available here.