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Nash, Jane Gradwohl; Bravaco, Ralph J.; Simonson, Shai – Computer Science Education, 2006
The purpose of this study was to assess structural knowledge change across a two-week workshop designed to provide high-school teachers with training in Java and Object Oriented Programming. Both before and after the workshop, teachers assigned relatedness ratings to pairs of key concepts regarding Java and Object Oriented Programming. Their…
Descriptors: Concept Mapping, Cognitive Structures, Workshops, Programming
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Haberman, Bruria – Computer Science Education, 2006
The computer science high-school teaching community of practice possesses a rich collection of distributed practical knowledge consisting of individual teachers' expertise regarding pedagogy. However, without a proper means of communication and rules of discourse, the individual pieces of knowledge might not be transferred properly within the…
Descriptors: Pedagogical Content Knowledge, Communities of Practice, Knowledge Management, Organizational Communication
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Bennedsen, Jens – Computer Science Education, 2006
Pedagogical patterns have been around since 1995, but several authors claim their impact is limited. However, these claims are based on authors' own observations and not on methodical evaluations of the use and dissemination of pedagogical patterns. This claim is in contrast to the vision of the creators of pedagogical patterns--they think…
Descriptors: Familiarity, Science Teachers, Computer Science Education, Questionnaires