WGLD February 2019 Portland Meeting

Talk: Learning to Abstract

Portland, Oregon, USA
Mon, Feb 4, 2019Fri, Feb 8, 2019

Matthias Hauswirth presenting Learning to Abstract at the IFIP Working Group on Language Design 2019 meeting in Portland, Oregon, USA.


Abstraction is the essence of programming, and abstraction skills are important even beyond programming. However, learning to abstract is hard. Could we provide pedagogical supports that help learners to gain and improve “abstraction skills”, focusing on the essence of “abstraction”? And could we do so with minimal prerequisites?