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International Journal of Recent Trends in Engineering (IJRTE)

ISSN 1797-9617

Volume 1, Number 2, May 2009

Issue on Computer Science

Page(s): 137-140

Enhancing Theory of Computation Teaching Through Integration with other Courses

Mukta Goyal, Shelly Sachdeva

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Abstract

Teaching and learning, theory of computation is a challenging task from both the perspective since it involves the abstract notions and mathematical background. Moreover, representation of its relevance to other computer science courses is inadequate. Due to the importance of closer interaction between theoretical and applied scientists, motivation among students is required, which may be done by increasing interest and enjoyment. This paper aims towards introducing different approaches for making the course interactive and realistic by integrating it with other courses learnt in previous semesters and current semester of engineering. Consequently the fascination towards teaching increases and students have active participation in the learning of theory of computation (TOC) course.

Index Terms

Theory of computation, Teaching Automata, Integrated Teaching, Problem-based Learning

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