A New Approach to Programming Language Education for Beginners with Top-Down Learning

Daisuke Saito, Tsuneo Yamaura

Abstract


There are two basic approaches in learning new programming language: a bottom-up approach and a top-down approach. It has been said that if a learner has already acquired one language, the top-down approach is more efficient to learn another while, for a person who has absolutely no knowledge of any programming languages; the bottom-up approach is preferable. The major problem of the bottom-up approach is that it requires longer period to acquire the language. For quicker learning, this paper applies a top-down approach for a beginners who has not yet acquired any programming languages.

Keywords


Bottom-up-approach;Learning-approach;Programming-language-learning; Top-down-approach

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International Journal of Engineering Pedagogy (iJEP) – eISSN: 2192-4880
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