Chick sexing and novice programmers: explicit instruction of problem solving strategies

de Raadt, Michael and Toleman, Mark and Watson, Richard (2006) Chick sexing and novice programmers: explicit instruction of problem solving strategies. In: ACE 2006: 8th Australasian Computing Education Conference, 16-19 Jan 2006, Hobart, Australia.

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This study examines the problem solving strategies used by expert programmers. Past studies of the cognitive processes of expert programmers suggest the existence of plans that describe the problem solving strategies held by these programmers. To date such strategies, which are relevant to novice programmers, have not been explicitly incorporated into the curricula of introductory programming courses. In revisiting these earlier studies and confirming the existence of the strategies held by experts, this study argues for inclusion of explicit strategy instruction. .

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Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Commonwealth Reporting Category E) (Paper)
Refereed: Yes
Item Status: Live Archive
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Faculty / Department / School: Historic - Faculty of Sciences - Department of Maths and Computing
Date Deposited: 11 Oct 2007 01:00
Last Modified: 02 Jul 2013 22:43
Uncontrolled Keywords: novice; expert; programming; problem solving strategies; explicit instruction
Fields of Research : 08 Information and Computing Sciences > 0806 Information Systems > 080603 Conceptual Modelling
08 Information and Computing Sciences > 0803 Computer Software > 080308 Programming Languages
17 Psychology and Cognitive Sciences > 1702 Cognitive Sciences > 170205 Neurocognitive Patterns and Neural Networks
Socio-Economic Objective: C Society > 93 Education and Training > 9301 Learner and Learning > 930103 Learner Development

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