Exploring learner conceptions of programming

Errol Thompson*, Lynn Hunt, Professor Kinshuk

*Corresponding author for this work

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Published conference outputConference publication


    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
    Number of pages7
    Publication statusPublished - 2006
    Event8th Australasian Computing Education Conference, ACE 2006 - Hobart, TAS, Australia
    Duration: 16 Jan 200619 Jan 2006


    Conference8th Australasian Computing Education Conference, ACE 2006
    CityHobart, TAS


    • Conceptions of programming
    • Learning process
    • Task representation


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