Student Perceptions of Problem Solving through a Pair Programming Technique

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Terry, J E; Williams, P A; Mahnckel, R J
Edith Cowan University, Western Australia in association with Khon Kaen University, Thailand and Bansomdejchaopraya Rajabhat University, Thailand.
Educational Methods
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Research suggests that it is important to facilitate interaction between students as well as engagement with course materials in the first year of university. In addition, there is increasing emphasis on graduate abilities in teamwork, communication and problem solving. In the software development industry, teamwork is essential. One innovative methodology for modern software development is paired programming, a technique that has not been widely addressed at the tertiary level. This research evaluates the success of implementing a paired programming technique with first year computer science students, through the evaluation of the learning experience from the students‘ perspective.