Improved learning through peer tutoring in a declarative programming course
Alexander, Samuel T.V.; Sarrafzadeh, Hossein
Citation:Sarrazfadeh, A., Fourie, L. and Overmyer, S.(2014) 2014 Global Business and Technology Association Conference. 580-588. 173-184 ISBN 1932917101
Permanent link to Research Bank record:http://hdl.handle.net/10652/2459
A method of peer tutoring was used and evaluated in an introductory programming course in Haskell. Students were paired on the basis of skill level with pairings opposite those suggested by the existing literature. This method of peer tutoring was shown to be effective in increasing the performance of both high- and low-skilled students in learning a declarative language. This method of peer tutoring can be applied to business and other technology education.