Perceptions of foundational knowledge by computer science students

Katharine Blanchard, Michael Soltys
2012 Proceedings of the Seventeenth Western Canadian Conference on Computing Education - WCCCE '12  
In this paper we are concerned with computer science students' perceptions of foundational knowledge, understood as the mathematical underpinnings of the field. We review recent literature on the subject, propose an approach for teaching foundational knowledge, and finally present a case study where we analyze the merits of our approach. We make our observations based on experience and on a student survey.
doi:10.1145/2247569.2247576 fatcat:k4c27bccbrghtmfzbgshrbjfoe