Teaching functional programming to first-year students

Stef Joosten, Klaas van den Berg, Gerrit van der Hoeven

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    Abstract

    In the period 1986–1991, experiments have been carried out with an introductory course in computer programming, based on functional programming. Due to thorough educational design and evaluation, a successful course has been developed. This has led to a revision of the computer programming education in the first year of the computer science curriculum at the University of Twente.
    This article describes the approach, the aim of the computer programming course, the outline and subject matter of the course, and the evaluation. Educational research has been done to assess the quality of the course.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)49-65
    Number of pages17
    JournalJournal of functional programming
    Volume3
    Issue number1
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - Jan 1993

    Keywords

    • IR-64615
    • EWI-1187
    • METIS-118468

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