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The ability to articulate strategy as a predictor of programming skill

Simon, Cutts, Quintin, Fincher, Sally, Haden, Patricia, Robins, Anthony, Sutton, Ken, Baker, Bob, Box, Ilona, de Raadt, Michael, Hamer, John, Hamilton, Margaret, Lister, Raymond, Petre, Marian, Tolhurst, Denise and Tutty, Jodi (2006). The ability to articulate strategy as a predictor of programming skill. In: Tolhurst, Denise and Mann, Samuel 8th Australian Computing Education Conference (ACE2006), Hobart, Tasmania, 16-19 January, 2006.

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Author Simon
Cutts, Quintin
Fincher, Sally
Haden, Patricia
Robins, Anthony
Sutton, Ken
Baker, Bob
Box, Ilona
de Raadt, Michael
Hamer, John
Hamilton, Margaret
Lister, Raymond
Petre, Marian
Tolhurst, Denise
Tutty, Jodi
Title The ability to articulate strategy as a predictor of programming skill
Conference Name 8th Australian Computing Education Conference (ACE2006)
Conference Location Hobart, Tasmania
Conference Dates 16-19 January, 2006
Conference Publication Title Computing Education 2006: proceedings of the Eighth Australasian Computing Education Conference (ACE2006)
Editor Tolhurst, Denise
Mann, Samuel
Place of Publication Sydney , NSW
Publisher Australian Computer Society published in association with the ACM Digital Library
Publication Year 2006
Volume Number 52
ISBN 1920682341   (check CDU catalogue open catalogue search in new window)
ISSN 1445-1336   (check CDU catalogue open catalogue search in new window)
Start Page 181
End Page 188
Total Pages 8
HERDC Category E1 - Conference Publication (DEST)
Abstract A multi-national, multi-institutional study investigating introductory programming courses drew on student participants from eleven institutions, mainly in Australasia, during the academic year of 2004. A number of diagnostic tasks were used to explore cognitive, behavioural, and attitudinal factors such as spatial visualisation and reasoning, the ability to articulate strategies for commonplace search and design tasks, and attitudes to studying. This paper reports in detail on the task that required participants to articulate a commonplace search strategy. The results indicate that increasing measures of richness of articulation of a search strategy are associated with higher marks in the course.
 
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