On 09-04-06 at 11.10, Bennett Kankuzi <bfkank...@gmail.com> wrote:
Searching through the web I note that the issue on the choice of an
introductory programming language to students is quite debatable. What
is your take PPIGers on this issue? What can you recommend for my
Personally I would consider what the purpose of the course is,
what do you expect the kids to learn. My opinion is that it's
the problem solving part that's important and that's what they
should learn ... the programming language is just a specific
notation for their solution.
So assuming that it's problem solving part that is of importance
then you only have to give them an easy way of writing down
their solution ... which pretty much rule out all three of these
Frankly I have difficulties in deciding which is "the least bad choice".
Jan Erik Moström, http://mostrom.eu