Teaching Java with BlueJ (Key Stage 4/5) by BlueJ team
Wednesday April 25, 2018 at 2:00PM - 5:00PM
The Manchester College, Openshaw Campus M11 2WH
In this workshop, we discuss how to teach Java using BlueJ. This includes technical aspects, such as the edit-compile-execute cycle, object interaction, use of unit testing, and pedagogical aspects of teaching Java to novices.
PLEASE BRING YOUR OWN LAPTOP, DOWNLOAD AND INSTALL BlueJ PRIOR TO WORKSHOP
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Java remains one of the most popular languages used in education and in industry. BlueJ is the most used educational development environment for teaching object orientation and Java. With its simple interface designed for introductory programming, it supports learning significantly better than professional tools. Pedagogical support includes tools for visualisation and interaction, which help students understand fundamental concepts of object orientation and programming in general. BlueJ is free and open source, and a large amount of teaching material is available. BlueJ also has an online teacher community, the Blueroom, for continuing support for teachers throughout the year.
In this workshop, we discuss how to teach Java using BlueJ. This includes technical aspects, such as the edit-compile-execute cycle, object interaction, use of unit testing, and pedagogical aspects of teaching Java to novices. Various teaching examples and projects will be presented and discussed that can be used in class. The workshop is interactive; teachers will use BlueJ in hands-on activities and have opportunity for questions and discussion.
Teachers of computing courses, especially key stages 4 and 5. Some knowledge of programming is assumed (not necessarily in Java).
Teacher website / teaching material: blueroom.bluej.org
Expertise of Presenters
The workshop is presented by members of the BlueJ development team.
The presenters work full-time developing BlueJ, so are intimately familiar with the interfaces, design and features. They have presented numerous BlueJ and Greenfoot workshops in the past at many national and international conferences, and for local school-teachers and pupils.
All materials and resources used on this course will be made available to all delegates after the course.
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