Training strategic problem solvers

de Raadt, Michael and Toleman, Mark and Watson, Richard (2004) Training strategic problem solvers. ACM SIGCSE Bulletin, 36 (2). pp. 48-51. ISSN 0097-8418


Making the leap from a problem statement to a solution program is a difficult task for novice programmers, even when they may have a sound knowledge of a particular programming language. To bridge this gap students are expected to implicitly build their own strategies through practice exercises. In this paper we argue that a more explicit approach to teaching problem solving strategies may lead to better problem solvers. We suggest a framework that can be used in instruction and assessment of problem solving strategies.

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Item Type: Article (Commonwealth Reporting Category C)
Refereed: Yes
Item Status: Live Archive
Additional Information: Author's version unavailable.
Faculty / Department / School: Historic - Faculty of Business - Department of Information Systems
Date Deposited: 12 Dec 2009 12:34
Last Modified: 02 Jul 2013 23:18
Uncontrolled Keywords: novice-expert, problem solving, programming instruction
Fields of Research : 13 Education > 1302 Curriculum and Pedagogy > 130299 Curriculum and Pedagogy not elsewhere classified
08 Information and Computing Sciences > 0803 Computer Software > 080308 Programming Languages
Socio-Economic Objective: C Society > 93 Education and Training > 9303 Curriculum > 930399 Curriculum not elsewhere classified
C Society > 93 Education and Training > 9303 Curriculum > 930302 Syllabus and Curriculum Development
Identification Number or DOI: 10.1145/1024338.1024370

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