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Identifying Threshold Concepts: From Dead End to a New Direction

Shinners-Kennedy, Dermot and Fincher, Sally A. (2013) Identifying Threshold Concepts: From Dead End to a New Direction. In: Proceedings of the ninth annual international ACM conference on International computing education research. ICER International Computing Education Research Workshop . ACM, New York, USA, pp. 9-18. ISBN 978-1-4503-2243-0. (doi:10.1145/2493394.2493396) (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

Since they were first described by Meyer and Land [1] the classification of concepts as 'threshold' concepts has engaged many researchers, including a number of CS researchers. A variety of approaches have been employed to identify concepts that could be classified as threshold concepts, with varying success. Our own frustrations in identifying them led us to identify shortcomings in commonly-used approaches, and to the promising possibilities offered by a new direction. We describe that new direction here, and detail the path that led us to it.

Item Type: Book section
DOI/Identification number: 10.1145/2493394.2493396
Uncontrolled keywords: hindsight bias, pck, threshold concepts
Subjects: L Education
Divisions: Faculties > Sciences > School of Computing > Computing Education Group
Depositing User: Sally Fincher
Date Deposited: 23 Aug 2013 10:20 UTC
Last Modified: 23 Sep 2019 11:04 UTC
Resource URI: https://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/35011 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
Fincher, Sally A.: https://orcid.org/0000-0001-7347-108X
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