From Limen to Lumen: computing students in liminal spaces.From Limen to Lumen: computing students in liminal spaces

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dc.contributor.author McCartney, R.
dc.contributor.author Zander, C.
dc.contributor.author Sanders, K.
dc.contributor.author Thomas, Lynda
dc.contributor.author Mostrum, J.
dc.contributor.author Eckerdal, Anna
dc.date.accessioned 2008-09-26T10:52:40Z
dc.date.available 2008-09-26T10:52:40Z
dc.date.issued 2007-09
dc.identifier.citation McCartney , R , Zander , C , Sanders , K , Thomas , L , Mostrum , J & Eckerdal , A 2007 , ' From Limen to Lumen: computing students in liminal spaces.From Limen to Lumen: computing students in liminal spaces ' pp. 123-132 . en
dc.identifier.other PURE: 77651
dc.identifier.other dspace: 2160/653
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2160/653
dc.identifier.uri http://doi.acm.org/10.1145/1288580.1288597 en
dc.description Eckerdal, A., McCartney, R., Moström, J. E., Sanders, K., Thomas, L., and Zander, C. 2007. From Limen to Lumen: computing students in liminal spaces. In Proceedings of the Third international Workshop on Computing Education Research (Atlanta, Georgia, USA, September 15 - 16, 2007). ICER '07. ACM, New York, NY, 123-132. en
dc.description.abstract This paper is part of an ongoing series of projects in which we are investigating 'threshold concepts': concepts that, among other things, transforms the way a student looks as the discipline and are often troublesome to learn. The word 'threshold' might imply that students cross the threshold in a single 'aha' moment, but often they seem to take longer. Meyer and Land introduce the term 'liminal space' for the transitional period between beginning to learn a concept and fully mastering it. Based on in-depth interviews with graduating seniors, we found that the liminal space can provide a useful metaphor for the concept learning process. In addition to observing the standard features of liminal spaces, we have identified some that may be specific to computing, specifically those relating to levels of abstraction. en
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dc.language.iso eng
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dc.title From Limen to Lumen: computing students in liminal spaces.From Limen to Lumen: computing students in liminal spaces en
dc.type Text en
dc.type.publicationtype Conference paper en
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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