In this preliminary report, we propose a previously unidentified role that instructors’ gestures may play in helping students evaluate existing computer code. We find that instructors use gesture to animate processes encoded in the static inscriptions of computer programs in order to make invisible, dynamic phenomena perceptible to students. Our findings contribute to a better understanding of the embodied instructional work of teaching programming.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||4|
|Journal||Proceedings of International Conference of the Learning Sciences, ICLS|
|State||Published - 2018|
|Event||13th International Conference of the Learning Sciences, ICLS 2018: Rethinking Learning in the Digital Age: Making the Learning Sciences Count - London, United Kingdom|
Duration: Jun 23 2018 → Jun 27 2018
Bibliographical noteFunding Information:
This work was supported by NSF AISL #1612660, #1612770, and #1607742.