Browsing Advanced Reasoning Group by Author "Ratcliffe, Mark"

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  • Ratcliffe, Mark; Moström, Jan Erik; Eckerdal, Anna; McCartney, Robert; Zander, Carol (2006)
    This paper examines software designs produced by students nearing completion of their Computer Science degrees. The results of this multi-national, multi-institutional experiment present some interesting implications for ...
  • Ratcliffe, Mark; Thomas, Lynda (2004)
    This paper describes a project that aims to enhance student learning of Object Oriented Programming through the development of an interactive learning environment. Through a series of connected experiments we have sought ...
  • Thomasson, Benjy; Ellis, Wayne; Thomas, Lynda; Ratcliffe, Mark (2003)
    This paper describes a project being undertaken at the University of Wales, Aberystwyth that captures students’ designs in an attempt to improve the pedagogy. To enhance their understanding of object oriented programming, ...
  • Eckerdal, Anna; Ratcliffe, Mark; McCartney, Robert; Moström, Jan Erik; Zander, Carol (2005)
    This paper examines the problem of studying and comparing student software designs. We propose semantic categorization as a way to organize widely varying data items. We describe how this was used to organize a particular ...
  • Thomasson, Benjy; Thomas, Lynda; Ratcliffe, Mark (2006)
    We report on a study of novice programmers’ object oriented class designs. These designs were analysed to discover what faults could be discovered. The two most common faults related to non-referenced classes (inability ...
  • Eckerdal, Anna; Ratcliffe, Mark; Sanders, Kate; Moström, Jan Erik; Zander, Carol; McCartney, Robert (2006)
    This paper describes Threshold Concepts, a theory of learning that distinguishes core concepts whose characteristics can make them troublesome in learning. With an eye to applying this theory in computer science, we consider ...
  • Thomas, Lynda; Thomasson, Benjy; Ratcliffe, Mark (2004)
    This paper describes a project being undertaken at the University of Wales, Aberystwyth that aims to enhance the pedagogical process through the use of collaborative design. It describes a survey that highlights dissatisfaction ...

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