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Writing to learn programming?: A single case pilot study
Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Science and Technology, Mathematics and Computer Science, Department of Information Technology, Computing Science. (UpCERG)ORCID iD: 0000-0003-0513-9338
2016 (English)In: Proc. 16th International Conference on Computing Education Research: Koli Calling, New York: ACM Press, 2016Conference paper (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

This paper explores the use of writing-to-learn techniques in the context of programming education. It presents a pilot study where a writing assignment is introduced with the purpose of strengthening students’ conceptual understanding of a programming construct. The intervention is evaluated using a single case research design, which is augmented by qualitative interview data. Students participating in the study were mildly positive towards the intervention and the results encourage more work on the topic. This work sets directions for further investigations into how writing-to-learn can strengthen programming education and contributes with insights into what kinds of results can be obtained from similar studies and requirements on study designs. 

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New York: ACM Press, 2016.
Keyword [en]
Writing to learn, programming, single case research design
National Category
Computer Science Educational Sciences
Research subject
Computer Science with specialization in Computer Science Education Research
URN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-304405OAI: oai:DiVA.org:uu-304405DiVA: diva2:1032928
Available from: 2016-10-05 Created: 2016-10-05 Last updated: 2016-10-05

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