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dc.contributor.author Moström, J.
dc.contributor.author Thomas, Lynda
dc.contributor.author McCartney, R.
dc.contributor.author Boustedt, Jonas
dc.contributor.author Sanders, K.
dc.contributor.author Eckerdal, Anna
dc.date.accessioned 2009-01-27T08:42:22Z
dc.date.available 2009-01-27T08:42:22Z
dc.date.issued 2008-03-15
dc.identifier.citation Moström , J , Thomas , L , McCartney , R , Boustedt , J , Sanders , K & Eckerdal , A 2008 , ' Student understanding of object-oriented programming as expressed in concept maps ' pp. 332-336 . , 10.1145/1352322.1352251 en
dc.identifier.other PURE: 98878
dc.identifier.other dspace: 2160/1867
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2160/1867
dc.identifier.uri http://portal.acm.org/citation.cfm?id=1352135.1352251&coll=Portal&dl=GUIDE&CFID=19175696&CFTOKEN=37950202 en
dc.description Sanders, K., Boustedt, J., Eckerdal, A., McCartney, R., Moström, J., Thomas, L., and Zander, C. 2008. Student understanding of object-oriented programming as expressed in concept maps. In Proceedings of the 39th SIGCSE Technical Symposium on Computer Science Education (Portland, OR, USA, March 12 - 15, 2008). SIGCSE '08. ACM, New York, NY, 332-336. en
dc.description.abstract In this paper, we present the results of an experiment in which we sought to elicit students' understanding of object-oriented (OO) concepts using concept maps. Our analysis confirmed earlier research indicating that students do not have a firm grasp on the distinction between 'class' and 'instance.' Unlike earlier research, we found that our students generally connect classes with both data and behavior. Students rarely included any mention of the hardware/software context of programs, their users, or their real-world domains. Students do mention inheritance, but not encapsulation or abstraction. And the picture they draw of OO is a static one: we found nothing that could be construed as referring to interaction among objects in a program. We then discuss the implications for teaching introductory OO programming. en
dc.format.extent 5 en
dc.language.iso eng
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dc.title Student understanding of object-oriented programming as expressed in concept maps en
dc.type Text en
dc.type.publicationtype Conference paper en
dc.identifier.doi http://dx.doi.org/10.1145/1352322.1352251
dc.contributor.institution Department of Computer Science en
dc.contributor.institution Software Engineering en
dc.description.status Non peer reviewed en


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