It seemed like a good idea at the time

Jonas Boustedt, Robert McCartney, Katherine Deibel, Jim Huggins, Beth Simon, Suzanne Westbrook

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Abstract

We often learn of successful pedagogical experiments, but we seldom hear of the the ones that failed. For this special session we solicited submissions from the SIGCSE membership, selected the best from among these, and will have presentations at the session by the selected authors. Our contributions describe pedagogical approaches that seemed to be good ideas but turned out as failures. At the session, contributors will describe their pedagogical experiment, the rationale for the experiment, evidence of failure, and lessons learned.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationSIGCSE'09 - Proceedings of the 40th ACM Technical Symposium on Computer Science Education
Pages265-266
Number of pages2
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 1 2009
Event40th ACM Technical Symposium on Computer Science Education, SIGCSE 2009 - Chattanooga, TN, United States
Duration: Mar 4 2009Mar 7 2009

Publication series

NameSIGCSE'09 - Proceedings of the 40th ACM Technical Symposium on Computer Science Education

Other

Other40th ACM Technical Symposium on Computer Science Education, SIGCSE 2009
CountryUnited States
CityChattanooga, TN
Period3/4/093/7/09

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Keywords

  • Breakdown
  • Disaster
  • Failure
  • Fiasco
  • Humiliation
  • Termination

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Science (miscellaneous)
  • Education

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Boustedt, J., McCartney, R., Deibel, K., Huggins, J., Simon, B., & Westbrook, S. (2009). It seemed like a good idea at the time. In SIGCSE'09 - Proceedings of the 40th ACM Technical Symposium on Computer Science Education (pp. 265-266). (SIGCSE'09 - Proceedings of the 40th ACM Technical Symposium on Computer Science Education). https://doi.org/10.1145/1508865.1508961