Archive for June 2017

Code as Language: L&T&C Take 2

In 2015 we introduced a computing component into Bard’s Language and Thinking program. We will be presenting a paper about that pilot project at ITiCSE this July.

We revised the curriculum in 2016 after the first experience. We revamped the coding workshop to be taught by Bard student instructors, moved the infrastructure to github, and made it about the idea of code and language. Starting with a free-write, then moving on to a hands-on lesson in HTML & JavaScript, and ending with an optional reflection on code and language. From WEIZENBAUM to POSTMAN to STEIN, students reflected on code as language, code acts, and creativity. We are again revising it this summer for the 2017 incarnation, stay tuned …