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For discussion purposes, subject to refinement (hopefully) by others, I see that the plan needs at least these steps: Locate all tags that fit into this category: both good and bad. Evaluate each one for fitness and place it in one group: Good: stays as it exists. No question edits needed Useful but should be a synonym to something else (new or existing) ...


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I think engagement should be merged into student-motivation. They are quite synonymous. I doubt any question about students getting an engagement ring would arise here. (maybe in here) So engagement as a tag of its own is confusing. student-motivation isn't. I suggest we make them synonyms.


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As of this posting there are 34 questions on introductory-programming list. Having read them, and considered what can be done with them, I've compiled my thoughts for all of them. The main premise being that introductory-programming will die, and therefore, be removed from all of them. I've also identified the few, in my view, that might fit in the proposed ...


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This concept was discussed in chat, and the conclusion that we came to is that intoductory-programming must die! We said that introductory programming must die because based on the name, it isn't clear what the tag is referring to. We agreed that the meaning of the tag should be for lessons introducing new concepts, and so the tag should be introductory-...


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group-work is potentially larger than group-assignments in scope while including it. I don't see the need to choose between assignments and other "work", such as in-class exercises and such, when tagging a question. The question itself can delineate the conditions between them. From an educational perspective I think the dynamics and results are sufficiently ...


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Based on this thread "Suitable age range tags", I would think so. The quote that stands out to me is this: Tags are meant to describe the subject of the question, not to specify how it should be answered or of whom it is being asked. The subject could be functional programming or IDEs or version control, all of which can be addressed irrespective of ...


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In the context of teaching, student-engagement is a common way to address what the wiki for engagement currently describes. Part of the challenge of engaging students is motivating them to see the broader relevance of said topic, so motivation does relate strongly to student-engagement. Engagement is likely to be a more common topic for our community since ...


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Do we actually have a consensus on why introductory-programming should be used on a question? It seems to be just used as a catch-all, when users can't think of a real tag to use on their question. If there's no real, consistent usage of the tag, it becomes meaningless (like the code-golf tag on PPCG, which is used on around 80% of questions; so the tag ...


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I'll add more on Gypsy's great answer: While we don't have exact synonyms (high-school$\neq$secondary-education, If I understand the meaning of the second tag correctly), tags that we do have are, in a way, "sub-tags": high-school$\subset$secondary-education. I am not sure if making it synonymous is the right thing, but IIRC it's possible to define which ...


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