Show simple item record

dc.contributor.author Eckerdal, Anna
dc.contributor.author Zander, Carol
dc.contributor.author Thomas, Lynda
dc.date.accessioned 2011-07-15T10:12:08Z
dc.date.available 2011-07-15T10:12:08Z
dc.date.issued 2011-07-15
dc.identifier.citation Eckerdal , A , Zander , C & Thomas , L 2011 , ' Harnessing surprise: tales from students' transformational biographies ' pp. 300-304 . en
dc.identifier.other PURE: 169242
dc.identifier.other dspace: 2160/7144
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2160/7144
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
dc.format.extent 5 en
dc.language.iso eng
dc.relation.ispartof en
dc.title Harnessing surprise: tales from students' transformational biographies 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


Files in this item

Files Size Format View

There are no files associated with this item.

This item appears in the following Collection(s)

Show simple item record

Search Cadair


Advanced Search

Browse

Statistics