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

Tolhurst, Denise, Baker, Bob, Hamer, John, Box, Ilona, Cutts, Quintin, de Raadt, Michael, Fincher, Sally, Haden, Patricia, Hamilton, Margaret, Lister, Raymond and others. (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. Proceedings of the Eighth Australasian Computing Education Conference (ACE 2006). ACM International Conference Proceeding Series , 52. pp. 213-222. Australian Computing Society Inc., Darlinghurst ISBN 1-920682-34-1. (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

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 > Sciences > School of Computing > Computing Education Group
Depositing User: Mark Wheadon
Date Deposited: 24 Nov 2008 18:04 UTC
Last Modified: 28 May 2019 13:52 UTC
Resource URI: https://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/14510 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
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