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     * More examples: pong, boxball, frogger.     * More examples: pong, boxball, frogger.
   * Keynote: Carl Wieman   * Keynote: Carl Wieman
 +    * Experts have an organizational framework for their expert knowledge.
 +    * Monitoring of thinking. Not built in.
 +    * Takes many hours of intense thinking to change brain wiring.
 +    * Example of code perception--how an expert sees the check for sorted example. Less than 30% of CS students.
 +    * Content: isolated pieces to be memorized vs coherent structure.
 +    * Problem solving example.
 +    * Study shows physics etc students become more novice like!
 +    * Effective teaching. Motivation. Build on prior thinking. Memory understanding. Authentic practice of expert like thinking in a strenuous extended way.
 +    * Robert Bjork articles. Repeated and spaced over time. (http://​
 +    * Common error: make exams count. Encourages students to cram.
 +    * Limits on working memory. ​ Very limited in short term.  Thrashing ackowledge. 7 new items is max.
 +    * Curse of common knowledge teaching mistake. ​ Requires student to buffer all the pieces until can be shown how they fit together. Better to start with the big problem.
 +    * Learner needs to be challenged at the right level. Developing models, recognizing relevant and irrelevant material. Checking on sense making.
 +    * Feedback from teacher must be timely and specific. ​ Also need to know what and how to think about it.
 +    * Sinnentag chap 21. Cambridge handbook of expertise. ​ Missing from teaching but in experts:
 +    * Debugging and testing
 +    * Communication and collaboration
 +    * Implementation
 +    * Use technology.
 +    * Assign read chapter before class. Test online or at start of class. ​ Frees up working memory.
 +    * Build class around series of questions.
 +    * Use clickers.
 +    * Discuss in small groups, then revote. Instructor snoops in conversations.
 +    * Ask for reasons. Review incorrect answers important.
 +    * Example. ​ 10 minute activity. ​ Group of 3.  Code.  How to test.
 +    * Homework is very important. Must be practicing outside if class for many additional hours.
   * Selected session notes   * Selected session notes
     * Justification to teach programming:​ More and more applications are scriptable     * Justification to teach programming:​ More and more applications are scriptable
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