Nato ASI Subseries F:

Cognitive Models and Intelligent Environments for Learning Programming

Editors: Lemut, Enrica, DuBoulay, Benedict, Dettori, Giuliana (Eds.)

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At present, there is a general consensus on the nature of learning programming, but there are different opinions on what forms an effective environment for it. It is generally recognized that the development of a mental model is a formidable task for the student and that learning programming is a complex activity that depends heavily on metacognitive skills. This book, based on a NATO workshop, presents both pure cognitive models and experimental learning environments, and discusses what characteristics can make a learning model effective, especially in relation to the learning environment (natural or computerized). The papers cover cognitive models related to different aspects of programming, classes of learners, and types of environment, and are organized in three groups: theoretical and empirical studies on understanding programming, environments for learning programming, and learning programming in school environments. Comprehension, design, construction, testing, debugging, and verification are recognized as interdependent skills, which require complicated analysis and may develop independently, and indifferent orders, in novices. This book shows that there is unlikely to be asingle path from novice to expert and that the structure of the final product (the program) may not constrain the process by which it comes into being as much as some would advocate.

Table of contents (25 chapters)

  • Introduction

    Lemut, Enrica (et al.)

    Pages 1-5

  • Task Analysis and Cognitive Model as a Framework to Analyse Environments for Learning Programming

    Rogalski, Janine (et al.)

    Pages 6-19

  • Mental Representations of Computer Languages — a Lesson from Practice

    Veer, Gerrit C.

    Pages 20-33

  • Towards a Unified Model of Learning to Program

    Pirolli, Peter

    Pages 34-48

  • Acquiring Experience in Object-Oriented Programming: Effects on Design Strategies

    Détienne, Françoise

    Pages 49-58

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Softcover $219.00
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Cognitive Models and Intelligent Environments for Learning Programming
Editors
  • Enrica Lemut
  • Benedict DuBoulay
  • Giuliana Dettori
Series Title
Nato ASI Subseries F:
Series Volume
111
Copyright
1993
Publisher
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
eBook ISBN
978-3-662-11334-9
DOI
10.1007/978-3-662-11334-9
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-540-56580-2
Softcover ISBN
978-3-642-08156-9
Series ISSN
0258-1248
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
VIII, 312
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