Invited viewpoint: teaching programming to students in physical sciences and engineering
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AbstractAbstract: Computer programming is a key component of any physical science or engineering degree and is a skill sought by employers. Coding can be very appealing to these students as it is logical and another setting where they can solve problems. However, many students can often be reluctant to engage with the material as it might not interest them or they might not see how it applies to their wider study. Here, I present lessons I have learned and recommendations to increase participation in programming courses for students majoring in the physical sciences or engineering. The discussion and examples are taken from my second-year core undergraduate physics module, Introduction to Programming for Physicists, taught at The University of Manchester, UK. Teaching this course, I have developed successful solutions that can be applied to undergraduate STEM courses.
CitationJournal of Materials Science, volume 56, issue 29, page 16183-16194
DescriptionFrom Springer Nature via Jisc Publications Router
History: received 2021-05-12, accepted 2021-07-18, registration 2021-07-21, pub-electronic 2021-08-05, online 2021-08-05, pub-print 2021-10
Publication status: Published