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CSE 590ET Seminar Overview

As of 2005 Winter, this is the new wiki for the CS education seminar CSE 590ET. Although it is officially titled Educational Technology, the seminar's topics include anything related to the practice of teaching CS, including general engineering education. The seminar is open to anyone interested in CS/engineering education (including undergraduates, graduate students, and faculty, regardless of department). In a typical week, we read a short article and meet for an informal discussion.

Attendees should subscribe to the seminar mailing list, whose web archives are available for list members.

The seminar is affiliated with the Education and Technology research group in the Department of Computer Science and Engineering. Home pages for past offerings are linked on the department's main page for CSE 590ET. Contact Richard Anderson for more information.

For convenient linking to this page, the URL www.cs.washington.edu/590et/ is set up to automatically forward to this page. From computers on campus, www.cs/590et/ even works!

2005 Spring Offering

Time: Tuesdays, 1:30--2:20 pm
Location: CSE 203

This quarter's topic is "How people learn." The seminar will be based on the NRC report, How People Learn, which is available on the web (albeit one page at a time). The seminar will alternate weeks between discussing chapters from the book and related papers applying the ideas to computer science education.


date topic resources discussion
29 Mar introduction Chapter 1: Learning: From Speculation to Science Richard Anderson
05 Apr expertise Chapter 2: How Experts Differ from Novices Tammy VanDeGrift
12 Apr novice/expert differences in CS Main Paper: Mental Representations of Programs by Novices and Experts
(Optional) Debugging Practices: Debugging by Skilled and Novice Programmers
(Optional) Program Comprehension: The Roles Beacons Play in Comprehension for Novice and Expert Programmers
Ken Yasuhara
19 Apr learning and transfer Chapter 3: Learning and Transfer Kate Deibel
26 Apr transfer in CS Wanted: CS1 Students. No Experience Required
We Claim this Class for Computer Science: A Non-Mathematician's Discrete Structures Course
Janet Davis
03 May design of learning environments Chapter 6: Design of Learning Environments Richard Anderson
10 May Assessment (Formative and Summative) in CS Reading: Introductory programming, criterion-referencing, and bloom by Lister and Leaney
(Optional) Classroom Assessment Techniques by Angelo and Cross
CATs to accompany TVI version of CSE142
CATs for Computer Science by Kate
(Optional) Making connections: using classroom assessment to elicit students' prior knowledge and construction of concepts by Schwarm and VanDeGrift
Sarah Schwarm
17 May Effective Teaching Chapter 7: Effective Teaching: Examples in History, Mathematics, and Science Benson
24 May Technology to Support Learning Chapter 9: Technology to Support Learning
31 May