A New Approach to Programming Language Education for Beginners with Top-Down Learning

Daisuke Saito, Tsuneo Yamaura
2013 International Journal of Engineering Pedagogy (iJEP)  
There are two basic approaches in learning new programming language: a bottom-up approach and a topdown approach. It has been said that if a learner has already acquired one language, the top-down approach is more efficient to learn another while, for a person who has absolutely no knowledge of any programming languages; the bottom-up approach is preferable. The major problem of the bottom-up approach is that it requires longer period to acquire the language. For quicker learning, this paper
more » ... ning, this paper applies a top-down approach for a beginners who has not yet acquired any programming languages.
doi:10.3991/ijep.v3is4.3216 fatcat:qifj7wljp5axtidsng2s7yzo6q