This paper presents first results from a wide-ranging phenomenographic study of computing academics' understanding of teaching. These first results focus upon four areas: the role of lab practical sessions, the experience of teaching success, conceptions of motivating and engaging students, and the granularity of the teacher's focus. The findings are comparable with prior work on the understandings of academics in other disciplines. This study was started as part of a workshop on phenomenography. Most participants at the workshop received their first training in phenomenography. This paper summarises the structure of the workshop.
|Title of host publication||Computing Education 2007 - Proceedings of the Ninth Australasian Computing Education Conference, ACE 2007|
|Number of pages||10|
|Publication status||Published - 1 Dec 2007|
|Event||9th Australasian Computing Education Conference, ACE 2007 - Ballarat, VIC, Australia|
Duration: 30 Jan 2007 → 2 Feb 2007
|Conference||9th Australasian Computing Education Conference, ACE 2007|
|Period||30/01/07 → 2/02/07|