Jython vs Squeak for teaching multimedia
guzdial at cc.gatech.edu
Wed Jun 26 16:27:41 UTC 2002
I'm not planning to teach objects-first. I'm planning to teach a more
imperative style and introduce objects at the end. It's not obvious to
me that objects first is the right approach with non-majors.
On Wednesday, June 26, 2002, at 06:01 AM, Diego Gomez Deck wrote:
> I was reading this thread silencely. But I read some extrange arguments
> and I'd like to share with you my point of view.
> Supose that tomorrow the market says "To program is like to cook",
> we'll find a lot of people wanting to learn to cook, isn't it? But
> most of them don't realize the diference between cooking and
> programming. So they decide to go to school/university to learn from a
> group of people that know the diference.
> I don't want to spent (again) a lot of time in a discussion about
> sintax. But i found easier to teach ST sintax than Java, C++ or Python
> sintax. Of course if you teach in a way like: "the IF in ST is like
> that, the WHILE in ST is like that, etc, etc" instead of teaching
> "object and messages" the sintax is not clear.
> In my opinion is a BIG mistake to teach object paradigm with other
> languaje than ST or Self.
> Diego Gomez Deck
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