Re-envisioning Computing Across Disciplines

  • Samuel B. FeeEmail author
  • Amanda M. Holland-Minkley
  • Thomas E. Lombardi


This chapter introduces the volume New Directions for Computing Education: Embedding Computing Across Disciplines. In this text, ideas on how to prepare students to enter the fields of computer science and computing are under review. Specifically this book considers new approaches to computing education, and makes the case that institutions should consider whether computing requires an educational approach that is inherently interdisciplinary rather than that of the traditional computer science model. The argument extends to suggest that an interdisciplinary approach to computing education is valuable for students, faculty, and institutions. Structurally, this book considers the case for interdisciplinary computing education, reflects upon pedagogical and curricular approaches, and then presents case studies and examples to illustrate how such work is currently being conducted.


Computing Computer science Education Interdisciplinary Pedagogy Curriculum 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Computing and Information StudiesWashington & Jefferson CollegeWashingtonUSA
  2. 2.University of the Virgin IslandsSt. ThomasUSA

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