Show simple item record Eckerdal, Anna Zander, Carol Thomas, Lynda 2011-07-15T10:12:08Z 2011-07-15T10:12:08Z 2011-07-15
dc.identifier.citation Eckerdal , A , Zander , C & Thomas , L 2011 , ' Harnessing surprise: tales from students' transformational biographies ' pp. 300-304 . en
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dc.description Lynda Thomas, Carol Zander, and Anna Eckerdal. 2010. Harnessing surprise: tales from students' transformational biographies. In Proceedings of the 41st ACM technical symposium on Computer science education (SIGCSE '10). ACM, New York, NY, USA, 300-304. en
dc.description.abstract Transformational biographies are used to shed light on situations when students have experienced 'surprise.' These biographies are examined in light of a philosophical position that surprise is useful in engendering learning, and, that as educators, we should try and set up situations in which our students experience it more often. The paper reports on a grounded-theory inspired examination of 108 students' transformational biographies for evidence of surprise. Students clearly perceived an 'anomaly or contradiction to a previous belief or understanding' in just under half of them. The paper then goes on to further identify different kinds of surprise and the triggers that caused them and concludes with suggestions for enhancing learning by capitalizing on students' surprise. en
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dc.title Harnessing surprise: tales from students' transformational biographies en
dc.type /dk/atira/pure/researchoutput/researchoutputtypes/contributiontoconference/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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