Part of the challenge of fostering learning is to open up learner minds to new possibilities or ways of thinking but is what we are encouraging learners to think really that different from the current practitioner conceptions? Having been uncomfortable with the focus of textbooks for the teaching of the core concept, the nature of a program, in the teaching of object-oriented programming, we sought to discover how practitioner’s conceived the concept. Our findings provide a framework for understanding the different ways of conceiving the concept and the features that distinguish these conceptions. How could these conceptions and their critical features influence the focus in teaching especially in relation to computational thinking?
|Publication status||Unpublished - Aug 2015|
|Event||16th biennial conference of the European Association for Research in Learning and Instruction - Cyprus University of Technology (CUT), Limassol, Cyprus|
Duration: 25 Aug 2015 → 29 Aug 2015
|Conference||16th biennial conference of the European Association for Research in Learning and Instruction|
|Abbreviated title||EARLI 2015|
|Period||25/08/15 → 29/08/15|
- object-oriented programming