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Author Anderson, Ruth E. ♦ Murphy, Laurie ♦ Fossum, Timothy ♦ Morrison, Briana B. ♦ Haller, Susan ♦ Sanders, Kate ♦ Richards, Brad ♦ McCauley, Renée ♦ Westbrook, Suzanne ♦ Zander, Carol
Source ACM Digital Library
Content type Text
Publisher Association for Computing Machinery (ACM)
File Format PDF
Language English
Subject Domain (in DDC) Computer science, information & general works ♦ Computer programming, programs & data
Subject Keyword Card sort ♦ Knowledge ♦ Expertise ♦ Content analysis
Abstract Research on learning suggests the importance of helping students organize their knowledge around meaningful patterns of information. This paper reports on a multi-institutional study to investigate how senior computer science majors articulate and organize their knowledge of programming concepts using a card-sorting technique adopted from knowledge acquisition. We show that card-sorts are an effective means of eliciting students' knowledge structures and suggest they can also be used to help students organize their knowledge throughout the curriculum.
Description Affiliation: College of Charleston (McCauley, Renée) || Southern Polytechnic State University (Morrison, Briana B.) || University of Washington, Bothell (Zander, Carol) || University of Virginia (Anderson, Ruth E.) || Vassar College (Richards, Brad) || University of Wisconsin Parkside (Fossum, Timothy; Haller, Susan) || University of Arizona (Westbrook, Suzanne) || Rhode Island College (Sanders, Kate) || Pacific Lutheran University (Murphy, Laurie)
Age Range 18 to 22 years ♦ above 22 year
Educational Use Research
Education Level UG and PG
Learning Resource Type Article
Publisher Date 1978-02-01
Publisher Place New York
Journal ACM SIGCSE Bulletin (SGCS)
Volume Number 37
Issue Number 1
Page Count 5
Starting Page 510
Ending Page 514

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