Using Code Review at School and at the Programming Club

Authors Zuzana Kubincová , Iveta Demková

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Zuzana Kubincová
  • Comenius University in Bratislava, Slovakia
Iveta Demková
  • Comenius University in Bratislava, Slovakia
  • Leasure-time Center, Šala, Slovakia

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Zuzana Kubincová and Iveta Demková. Using Code Review at School and at the Programming Club. In First International Computer Programming Education Conference (ICPEC 2020). Open Access Series in Informatics (OASIcs), Volume 81, pp. 14:1-14:8, Schloss Dagstuhl – Leibniz-Zentrum für Informatik (2020)


Educational code review is an activity that not only helps prepare future programmers into practice, but also teaches students to work with code in a different way. In the educational settings, activities focused on code review are mainly encountered at universities. In our research, we focused on lower levels of education and in our previous publications we presented the results of using code review at secondary school. Experimentally, we also tried to use the code review activities on the sessions at the leisure-time activities club. This paper provides a description of the research carried out. We compare the outcomes from the club with the results from the secondary school. We also give an overview of the benefits, as well as the problems such activities can bring to the classroom.

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  • Human-centered computing → Empirical studies in collaborative and social computing
  • Applied computing → Collaborative learning
  • Social and professional topics → Computing education
  • Social and professional topics → Student assessment
  • Social and professional topics → Computing education programs
  • Code Review
  • Programming
  • Leisure-Time Activity Club
  • High School


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