Do map drawing styles of novice programmers predict success in programming? A multi-national, multi-institutional study

Tolhurst, Denise and Baker, Bob and Hamer, John and Box, Ilona and Cutts, Quintin and de Raadt, Michael and Fincher, Sally and Haden, Patricia and Hamilton, Margaret and Lister, Raymond (2006) Do map drawing styles of novice programmers predict success in programming? A multi-national, multi-institutional study. In: Tolhurst, Denise and Mann, Samuel, eds. ACM International Conference Proceeding Series; Vol. 165. ACM International Conference Proceeding Series, 52. Australian Computing Society Inc., Darlinghurst pp. 213-222. ISBN 1-920682-34-1 . (The full text of this publication is not available from this repository)

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Abstract

In this paper, we present the results of one aspect of a multinational, multi-institutional study of computer programming students. Specifically, this paper reports on an exploration of relationships between novice programmers' map-drawing styles (landmark, route or survey) and success in a first programming course at tertiary level. Relationships were found between map-drawing style and success of students in introductory programming' courses, but there were mediating factors that resulted in some mixed findings between the countries in which data was collected. The results of this study identify some rich areas for further exploration, and suggests how this line of research might progress.

Item Type: Conference or workshop item (Paper)
Subjects: Q Science > QA Mathematics (inc Computing science) > QA 76 Software, computer programming,
Divisions: Faculties > Science Technology and Medical Studies > School of Computing > Computing Education Group
Depositing User: Mark Wheadon
Date Deposited: 24 Nov 2008 18:04
Last Modified: 06 Jul 2009 14:06
Resource URI: http://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/14510 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
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