Theory versus Practice
In the discussion on computing ≠ programming,
I have seen such lists for years.
Each list shows, of course, that programming is only
a small part.
Teachers typically elaborate such statements
at great length for students (or anyone else who might
But what happens in classes and labs?
Many classes (particularly at the beginning levels) emphasize
syntax and semantics.
Programming assignments and labs dominate for
Students spend most time writing programs.
Practice at many institutions sends a very different
In many programs, it may indeed be the case that
computing = programming
May not be an issue at UNITEC, but possibly worth considering.