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This paper describes the findings of a small-scale case study concerning the collaborative aspects of student working practices. It is a pilot investigation into the strategies that are employed by students when attempting Object Oriented programming exercises outside the formal classroom setting. Some of the collaborative practices are simple cases of copying, but others, despite falling within the definition of plagiarism, are a beneficial, and possibly useful, means of enhancing the learning process. Although this study only focuses upon a small group of students in one UK University, the practices highlighted are unlikely to be confined to this one setting.
|Item Type:||Conference or workshop item (Paper)|
|Uncontrolled keywords:||constructivism; scaffolding; plagiarism; collaboration; co-operation; programming|
|Subjects:||Q Science > QA Mathematics (inc Computing science) > QA 75 Electronic computers. Computer science|
|Divisions:||Faculties > Science Technology and Medical Studies > School of Computing
Faculties > Science Technology and Medical Studies > School of Computing > Computing Education Group
|Depositing User:||M. Nasiriavanaki|
|Date Deposited:||28 Jun 2009 18:16|
|Last Modified:||12 Oct 2009 15:47|
|Resource URI:||http://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/17193 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)|
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