Student understanding of object-oriented programming as expressed in concept maps

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dc.contributor.author Boustedt, Jonas
dc.contributor.author Eckerdal, Anna
dc.contributor.author Mostrom, J.
dc.contributor.author Sanders, Kate
dc.contributor.author Zander, C.
dc.contributor.author McCartney, R.
dc.contributor.author Thomas, Lynda
dc.date.accessioned 2008-09-25T10:39:49Z
dc.date.available 2008-09-25T10:39:49Z
dc.date.issued 2008-09-25
dc.identifier.citation Boustedt , J , Eckerdal , A , Mostrom , J , Sanders , K , Zander , C , McCartney , R & Thomas , L 2008 , ' Student understanding of object-oriented programming as expressed in concept maps ' pp. 332-336 . en
dc.identifier.other PURE: 86290
dc.identifier.other dspace: 2160/649
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2160/649
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. SIGCSE Bull. 40, 1 (Feb. 2008), 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
dc.relation.ispartof en
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.contributor.institution Department of Computer Science en
dc.description.status Non peer reviewed en


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