The ability to articulate strategy as a predictor of programming skill

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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." Tolhurst, Denise and Mann, Samuel (ed.) ACE 2006: 8th Australasian Computing Education Conference. Hobart, Australia 16 - 19 Jan 2006 Sydney, Australia.
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The ability to articulate strategy as a predictor of programming skill

Presentation TypePaper
AuthorsCutts, Quintin (Author), Fincher, Sally (Author), Haden, Patricia (Author), Robins, Anthony (Author), Sutton, Ken (Author), Baker, Bob (Author), Box, Ilona (Author), de Raadt, Michael (Author), Hamer, John (Author), Hamilton, Margaret (Author), Lister, Raymond (Author), Petre, Marian (Author), Tolhurst, Denise (Author) and Tutty, Jodi (Author)
EditorsTolhurst, Denise and Mann, Samuel
Journal or Proceedings TitleConferences in Research and Practice in Information Technology
Journal Citation52, pp. 181-188
Number of Pages8
Year2006
Place of PublicationSydney, Australia
ISBN1920682341
Web Address (URL) of Paperhttp://crpit.com/confpapers/CRPITV52Simon1.pdf
Conference/EventACE 2006: 8th Australasian Computing Education Conference
Event Details
ACE 2006: 8th Australasian Computing Education Conference
Event Date
16 to end of 19 Jan 2006
Event Location
Hobart, Australia
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.

Keywordsprogramming aptitude; articulation
ANZSRC Field of Research 2020520102. Educational psychology
461299. Software engineering not elsewhere classified
390409. Learning sciences
Byline AffiliationsUniversity of Glasgow, United Kingdom
University of Kent, United Kingdom
Otago Polytechnic, New Zealand
University of Otago, New Zealand
Southern Insititute of Technology, New Zealand
University of New South Wales
University of Technology Sydney
Department of Mathematics and Computing
University of Auckland, New Zealand
Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology (RMIT)
Open University, United Kingdom
Charles Darwin University
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