An Australasian study of reading and comprehension skills in novice programmers, using the bloom and SOLO taxonomies

Jacqueline L. Whalley*, Raymond Lister, Errol Thompson, Tony Clear, Phil Robbins, P. K. Ajith Kumar, Christine Prasad

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In this paper we report on a multi-institutional investigation into the reading and comprehension skills of novice programmers. This work extends previous studies (Lister 2004, McCracken 2001) by developing a question set within two key pedagogical frameworks: the Bloom and SOLO taxonomies. From this framework of analysis some interesting emergent patterns relating the cognitive level of the questions to student performance have been identified.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationConferences in Research and Practice in Information Technology Series
Pages243-252
Number of pages10
Volume52
Publication statusPublished - 2006
Event8th Australasian Computing Education Conference, ACE 2006 - Hobart, TAS, Australia
Duration: 16 Jan 200619 Jan 2006

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Conference8th Australasian Computing Education Conference, ACE 2006
CountryAustralia
CityHobart, TAS
Period16/01/0619/01/06

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Keywords

  • Bloom's taxonomy
  • Multi-institutional
  • Novice programming
  • SOLO

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Whalley, J. L., Lister, R., Thompson, E., Clear, T., Robbins, P., Ajith Kumar, P. K., & Prasad, C. (2006). An Australasian study of reading and comprehension skills in novice programmers, using the bloom and SOLO taxonomies. In Conferences in Research and Practice in Information Technology Series (Vol. 52, pp. 243-252)
Whalley, Jacqueline L. ; Lister, Raymond ; Thompson, Errol ; Clear, Tony ; Robbins, Phil ; Ajith Kumar, P. K. ; Prasad, Christine. / An Australasian study of reading and comprehension skills in novice programmers, using the bloom and SOLO taxonomies. Conferences in Research and Practice in Information Technology Series. Vol. 52 2006. pp. 243-252
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Conferences in Research and Practice in Information Technology Series. Vol. 52 2006. p. 243-252.

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