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Do map drawing styles of novice programmers predict success in programming? A multi-national, multi-institutional study

Tolhurst, Denise, Baker, Bob, Hamer, John, Box, Ilona, Cutts, Quintin, de Raadt, Michael, Fincher, Sally, Haden, Patricia, Hamilton, Margaret, Lister, Raymond, Petre, Marian, Robins, Anthony, Sutton, Ken, Tutty, Jodi and Simon (2006). Do map drawing styles of novice programmers predict success in programming? A multi-national, multi-institutional study. In: Tolhurst, Denise and Mann, Samuel 8th Australian Computing Education Conference (ACE2006), Hobart, Tasmania, 16-19 January, 2006.

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Author Tolhurst, Denise
Baker, Bob
Hamer, John
Box, Ilona
Cutts, Quintin
de Raadt, Michael
Fincher, Sally
Haden, Patricia
Hamilton, Margaret
Lister, Raymond
Petre, Marian
Robins, Anthony
Sutton, Ken
Tutty, Jodi
Simon
Title Do map drawing styles of novice programmers predict success in programming? A multi-national, multi-institutional study
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 213
End Page 222
Total Pages 10
HERDC Category E1 - Conference Publication (DEST)
Abstract In this paper, we present the results of one aspect of a multinational, multi-institutional study of computer programming students. Specifically, this paper reports on an exploration of relationships between novice programmers' map-drawing styles (landmark, route or survey) and success in a first programming course at tertiary level. Relationships were found between map-drawing style and success of students in introductory programming' courses, but there were mediating factors that resulted in some mixed findings between the countries in which data was collected. The results of this study identify some rich areas for further exploration, and suggests how this line of research might progress.
 
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