Practical Teaching Reform on Computational Thinking Training for Undergraduates of Computer Major
Jian-Bin Ma 1  
Gui-Fa Teng 1
Gui-Hong Zhou 1
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Agricultural University of Hebei, CHINA
Jian-Bin Ma   

College of Information Science and Technology, Agricultural University of Hebei, China. Address to No.289, Lingyusi St., Lianchi Dist., Baoding City 071001, China. Tel: +86-0312-7526425
Online publish date: 2017-10-18
Publish date: 2017-10-18
EURASIA J. Math., Sci Tech. Ed 2017;13(10):7121–7130
To improve undergraduates’ practical ability, strengthen their computational thinking training, and meet the social requirements for computer talents, Agricultural University of Hebei (AUH) in China has reformed practical teaching for computer major since 2013. Practical ability training program is made to guide the practical teaching reform. The reform includes four aspects, i.e. project-driven teaching methods, teaching staff construction, teaching support platform, and creative ability training methods. After implementing the reform for several years, AUH have achieved satisfying results. In this paper, the concrete contents and measures of the reform is introduced to provide reference to other colleges and universities.
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