Students learn CS in different ways: Insights from an empirical study
2006 (English)In: SIGCSE Bulletin inroads, ISSN 0097-8418, Vol. 38, no 3, 265-269 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
This empirical study demonstrates that students’ learning of computer science takes place in qualitatively different ways. The results consists of categories, where each category describe a certain way, in which the students approach their learning. The paper demonstrates that some of the ways to tackle the learning are better than others in resulting in a good learning outcome, and that they therefore should be encouraged. The data, underlying these results, are collected through interviews with third and fourth year students in two countries, and are further analyzed, using a phenomenographic research approach.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2006. Vol. 38, no 3, 265-269 p.
Computer science education research, the act of learning, phenomenography.
Computer and Information Science Educational Sciences
Research subject Computer Science with specialization in Computer Science Education Research
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-18482DOI: 10.1145/1140123.1140195OAI: oai:DiVA.org:uu-18482DiVA: diva2:46254
Integrating Technology into Computer Science Education, ITiCSE'06