Isla Ross

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Recent research has found that many novice programmers often hold non-viable mental models of basic programming concepts such as assignment and object reference, which can limit their potential to develop programming skills. This paper proposes a constructivist-based teaching model that integrates cognitive conflict and program visualisation with the aim of(More)
Recent research has found that many novice programmers often hold non-viable mental models of basic programming concepts which can limit their potential to develop appropriate programming skills. Previous work by the authors suggests that a teaching model that integrates cognitive conflict and program visualisation can help novices formulate appropriate(More)
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Recent research has found that many programming students often hold non-viable mental models of basic programming concepts such as assignment and object reference. To improve those students' mental models, a constructivist-based learning model, integrating a cognitive conflict strategy with program visualisation, was proposed by the authors. In addition, a(More)
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