Programming, Professionalism and Pedagogy

Work in Progress
Melanie Coles

This research aims to explore professionalism in programming, what it means to be a programming professional and what skills and attributes this should include. The research will explore what a variety of stakeholders consider to be the professional attributes of a programmer, covering both documentary evidence and opinion of stakeholders. The documentary evidence will be investigated to identify common themes and trends, this will then be followed up by detailed interviews to gather further data and develop the themes from a variety of stakeholders. Then the opinion of a broader range of stakeholders on these themes will be gathered using a survey/questionnaire. The findings of this research will be used to develop a model of professional programming, possibly developing a model for different domains of programming. This model can then be evaluated by stakeholders and applied in a variety of domains to assess its usefulness.

Type of Publication: Paper
Conference: PPIG Doctoral Consortium 2012
Publication Year: 2012
Paper #: 4
TitleProgramming, Professionalism and Pedagogy
Publication TypePaper
AuthorsColes, M
PPIG Workshop: 
2012-11-WIP