Hungry Wolves, creepy sheepies: The gamification of the programmer's classroom

David T. Reitter

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The Wolves and Sheep game is an educational, multi-agent computer simulation for students of programming classes. Players move about in a twodimensional landscape, aiming to reach targets or catch other players. Students write programs that control individual players in the game. The programs then participate in a tournament. Students practice basic programming and algorithmic thinking, object-orientation and the role of interfaces, and are even exposed to basic Artificial Intelligence. Gamification helps motivate students and creates positive, but challenging learning experiences.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationInnovative Practices in Teaching Information Sciences and Technology
Subtitle of host publicationExperience Reports and Reflections
PublisherSpringer International Publishing
Number of pages11
ISBN (Electronic)9783319036564
ISBN (Print)3319036556, 9783319036557
StatePublished - Jan 1 2014

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Social Sciences(all)
  • Computer Science(all)


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