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ERIC Number: EJ1066461
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015
Pages: 16
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1492-6156
Students' Understanding of Loops and Nested Loops in Computer Programming: An APOS Theory Perspective
Cetin, Ibrahim
Canadian Journal of Science, Mathematics and Technology Education, v15 n2 p155-170 2015
The purpose of this study is to explore students' understanding of loops and nested loops concepts. Sixty-three mechanical engineering students attending an introductory programming course participated in the study. APOS (Action, Process, Object, Schema) is a constructivist theory developed originally for mathematics education. This study is the first attempt to use the APOS framework in the context of programming education. Results showed that APOS theory is a useful framework for examining engineering students' understanding related to loops and nested loops. The results of this study have specific implications for researchers and practitioners when designing programming instruction.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Language: English
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