Philip Guo (Phil Guo, Philip J. Guo, Philip Jia Guo, pgbovine)

Education Removes Fear: Some Examples From CS Courses

One often-unstated purpose of education is to remove fear from students so that they can accomplish more in their professional and personal lives.

People often find themselves limited not by a lack of "natural" ability to do X, but rather by fears of what it might take to do X. For instance, people who fear math might have a hard time managing or planning their personal finances; and people who fear criticism might have a hard time getting feedback on their ideas.

Let's focus on computer science education in particular. What's the purpose of, say, a university CS curriculum?

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Created: 2013-06-30
Last modified: 2013-07-02