Subgoal-labeled instructional material improves performance and transfer in learning to develop mobile applications

@inproceedings{Margulieux2012SubgoallabeledIM,
  title={Subgoal-labeled instructional material improves performance and transfer in learning to develop mobile applications},
  author={Lauren E. Margulieux and Mark Guzdial and Richard Catrambone},
  booktitle={ICER},
  year={2012}
}
Mental models are mental representations of how an action changes a problem state. Creating a mental model early in the learning process is a strong predictor of success in computer science classes. One major problem in computer science education, however, is that novices have difficulty creating mental models perhaps because of the cognitive overload caused by traditional teaching methods. The present study employed subgoal-labeled instructional materials to promote the creation of mental… CONTINUE READING
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