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ERIC Number: EJ827898
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007-Sep
Pages: 13
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 39
ISSN: ISSN-0899-3408
A Review of Australasian Investigations into Problem Solving and the Novice Programmer
de Raadt, Michael
Computer Science Education, v17 n3 p201-213 Sep 2007
This Australasian focused review compares a number of recent studies that have identified difficulties encountered by novices while learning programming and problem solving. These studies have shown that novices are not performing at expected levels and many novices have only a fragile knowledge of programming, which may prevent them from learning and applying problem solving strategies. The review goes on to explore proposals for explicitly incorporating problem solving strategy instruction into introductory programming curricula and assessment, in an attempt to produce improved learning outcomes for novices. Finally, directions suggested by the reviewed studies are gathered and some unanswered questions are raised. (Contains 1 figure, 2 tables and 1 note.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Australia; New Zealand