A taxonomic study of novice programming summative assessment

Mohamed Shuhidan, S, Hamilton, M and D'Souza, D 2009, 'A taxonomic study of novice programming summative assessment', in M. Hamilton and T. Clear (ed.) Computing Education 2009: Proceedings 11th Australasian Computing Education Conference (ACE 2009), Wellington, New Zealand, 20-23 January 2009, pp. 1-10.


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Collection: Conference Papers

Title A taxonomic study of novice programming summative assessment
Author(s) Mohamed Shuhidan, S
Hamilton, M
D'Souza, D
Year 2009
Conference name 11th Australasian Computing Education Conference (ACE 2009)
Conference location Wellington, New Zealand
Conference dates 20-23 January 2009
Proceedings title Computing Education 2009: Proceedings 11th Australasian Computing Education Conference (ACE 2009)
Editor(s) M. Hamilton
T. Clear
Publisher Australian Computer Society
Place of publication Sydney, Australia
Start page 1
End page 10
Total pages 10
Abstract Learning to program is difficult, a situation that is largely responsible for high attrition rates in Computer Science schools. Novice programmers struggle to grasp an early understanding of programming, which can lead to frustration and eventually surrender. The problem has generated interest in a range of enquiries, and has given impetus to the need for a teaching-research nexus towards a better understanding of novice programming problems. We continue the trend in this paper and report on a study we have conducted of novice programming problems.
Subjects Programming Languages
Keyword(s) summative assessment
programming errors
novice programmer
Bloom's Taxonomy
SOLO Taxonomy
taxonomy of programming
Copyright notice © 2009 Australian Computer Society Inc. This paper appeared at the Eleventh Australasian Computing Education Conference (ACE2009), Wellington, New Zealand, January 2009. Conferences in Research and Practice in Information
ISBN 9781920682767
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