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What They Think: Students' Preconceptions of Computing

Carter, Janet (2001) What They Think: Students' Preconceptions of Computing. In: Proceedings of the ICEE 2001 Conference. ICEE, Oslo, Norway. ISBN 1-58874-091-9. (The full text of this publication is not currently available from this repository. You may be able to access a copy if URLs are provided)

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Abstract

As teachers within Higher Education we know what we expect from our undergraduate students. At the start of the academic year, when the new undergraduates arrive, we have certain expectations about them; about their understanding of certain concepts and the ways in which they will approach their studies. We don't always know particularly in the current climate of the constantly changing school curriculum, what they initially expect from us, and what past experiences they are drawing upon to form these expectations. The students undoubtedly hold a variety of preconceptions about the courses they have chosen; students choose Computing modules based upon these preconceptions. This paper presents the findings of a small-scale study designed to address this issue.

Item Type: Book section
Subjects: Q Science > QA Mathematics (inc Computing science) > QA 76 Software, computer programming,
Divisions: Faculties > Sciences > School of Computing > Computing Education Group
Depositing User: Mark Wheadon
Date Deposited: 24 Nov 2008 17:59 UTC
Last Modified: 28 Aug 2019 09:08 UTC
Resource URI: https://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/13583 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
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