07 Apr '14, 8pm

A developer, a teenager, and Socrates walk into a bar...

A developer, a teenager, and Socrates walk into a bar...

A developer, a teenager and Socrates walk into a bar… they ask questions, and learn from each other. That’s it. “Rachel, that’s an awful joke!”. True, but it’s not actually a joke! Over the past year, I’ve volunteered through Girls Who Code, co-teaching a class of high school girls about the basics of programming. In doing so, I was reminded of the Socratic method and its usefulness as a teaching tool. Given that one of the goals of pair programming is to transfer knowledge between developers, it makes sense the Socratic method is also an effective tool for teaching and working with other developers. In this post, I’ll outline some of the ways in which it can be useful while pairing. For context: all the teaching I’ve done this past year has utilized Khan Academy’s programming environment, which provides a constrained subset of the ProcessingJS library. To help the student...

Full article: http://pivotallabs.com/developer-teenager-socrates-walk-bar/

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pivotallabs.com 07 Apr '14, 6pm

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