Programming Pitfalls

This brick looks at ethical issues around programming.

Creators writing

This educational unit contains:

  • Ad hoc slides for your lectures
  • Suggestions for examination papers and assessments
  • Suggestions for in-class and take-home  activities

On completion of this object, the learner will be able to:

  • Demonstrate a clear understanding of the concepts and models associated with
    programming errors
  • Critically assess and evaluate programs with potential for data bias
  • Review and assess relevant literature, incorporating legislation, policy, directives,
    academic journals and industry standards
  • Relate concepts associated with ethics to the development and evaluation of
    programming error
  • Select and evaluate models of good programming practice that should be used to
    prevent programming errors
  • Compare and contrast how different types of errors and why they occur
  • Suitable for teaching in Computer Science courses and any other courses including Programing modules

Possible Teaching and Assessment Approaches

The instructor guide provides some suggested approaches for examination papers, for assessments, for in-class activities, and take-home activities.


Teacher teaching


Here you can find PowerPoint presentations to use in class.

Further reading

Further Reading

Evaluate your Teaching

Don’t forget to evaluate your teaching! Did the students meet the learning objectives? You can ask the class to fill a questionnaire to collect both quantitative and qualitative data. The idea is that you can always improve your lectures and the resources based on the students’ feedback.

Let us know how we did

Do you think the resources can be ameliorated? Let us know how we can do better via email or leave a comment!

Programming Pitfalls

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Scroll to top