Levels of thinking in computer science: Development in bachelor students’ conceptualization of algorithm

@article{Perrenet2009LevelsOT,
  title={Levels of thinking in computer science: Development in bachelor students’ conceptualization of algorithm},
  author={Jacob Perrenet},
  journal={Education and Information Technologies},
  year={2009},
  volume={15},
  pages={87-107}
}
How do we know if our students are beginning to think like computer scientists? In a first study we defined four levels of abstraction in computer science students’ thinking about the concept of algorithm. We constructed a list of questions about algorithms to measure the answering level as an indication for the thinking level. This list was presented to various groups of Bachelor computer science students. The mean answering level increased between successive year groups as well as within year… CONTINUE READING