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Teaching Programming & Modelling to First-Year Undergraduates

Teaching Programming & Modelling to First-Year Undergraduates. Data and Decision Science Network Meeting.

Associate Professor Jenny Fisher, School of Earth, Atmospheric and Life Sciences.

Jenny will discuss:

  • Why and how we implemented programming and modelling labs (in Python) into our first-year core curriculum from 2016
  • Some preliminary data analysis showing how this teaching impacts on student attitudes towards computing
  • Lessons learned over the last ~6 years
  • Tips for anyone else considering embedding these skills in new or existing subjects

Jenny Fisher is an Associate Professor in the Centre for Atmospheric Chemistry in the School of Earth, Atmospheric and Life Sciences and the Associate Dean (Equity, Diversity & Inclusion) for the Faculty of Science, Medicine and Health. Jenny's research centres on investigating the sources, chemical evolution, and transport pathways of atmospheric pollution using numerical models. In this presentation, Jenny will be discussing teaching introductory programming and modelling to undergraduate students.

See more about Jenny Fisher's work