Exploring learner conceptions of programming

Errol Thompson*, Lynn Hunt, Professor Kinshuk

*Corresponding author for this work

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Abstract

The objective of this paper is to argue for an approach to the scholarship of teaching based on conceptions of learning and task representation. A case study based on learning to implement a data structure using test-driven development is presented to illustrate the issues. Documented phenomenographic investigations into concepts of programming are referenced to lay a foundation for future research into improving learning and teaching of programming themes.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationConferences in Research and Practice in Information Technology Series
Pages205-211
Number of pages7
Volume52
Publication statusPublished - 2006
Event8th Australasian Computing Education Conference, ACE 2006 - Hobart, TAS, Australia
Duration: 16 Jan 200619 Jan 2006

Conference

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

Keywords

  • Conceptions of programming
  • Learning process
  • Task representation

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