Developing a Computer Science-specific Learning Taxonomy

Fuller, Ursula and Johnson, Colin G. and Ahoniemi, Tuukka and Cukierman, Diana and Hernán-Losada, Isidoro and Jackova, Jana and Lahtinen, Essi and Lewis, Tracy L. and McGee Thompson, Donna and Riesdel, Charles and Thompson, Errol (2007) Developing a Computer Science-specific Learning Taxonomy. ACM SIGCSE Bulletin, 39 (4). pp. 152-170. ISSN 0097-8418. (doi: (Full text available)


Bloom's taxonomy of the cognitive domain and the SOLO taxonomy are being increasingly widely used in the design and assessment of courses, but there are some drawbacks to their use in computer science. This paper reviews the literature on educational taxonomies and their use in computer science education, identifies some of the problems that arise, proposes a new taxonomy and discusses how this can be used in application-oriented courses such as programming.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled keywords: Computer science education, taxonomies of learning, curricula, assessment, credit transfer, benchmarking
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: 29 Mar 2010 12:09 UTC
Last Modified: 10 Jun 2014 09:05 UTC
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