[plt-scheme] Was HTDP 21.1.2 - Why I "don't" use the design recipe

From: Jordan Johnson (jmj at soe.ucsc.edu)
Date: Fri Jul 14 11:53:45 EDT 2006

On Thu, 13 Jul 2006, Noel Welsh wrote:

> Don't forget that HtDP is about teaching programming, not
> maintenance or bad habits.  These later tasks are
> traditionally handled by industry, a job which is usually
> performed with great energy and skill.

The relevant term from related education research literature is
"scaffolding".  In this instance, the design recipe is the
scaffolding:  its structured approach helps students approach new
problems and deal with the "blank page" problem.


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