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The role of the cognitive style in improving the learning to program  (2017)

Authors:
Pasini, Margherita; Solitro, Ugo; Brondino, Margherita; Raccanello, Daniela
Title:
The role of the cognitive style in improving the learning to program
Year:
2017
Type of item:
Contributo in atti di convegno
Tipologia ANVUR:
Contributo in Atti di convegno
Language:
Inglese
Format:
Elettronico
Congresso:
PPIG 2017 - 28th Annual Workshop
Place:
Delft, NL
Period:
07/2017
Page numbers:
1-7
Keyword:
Programming, teaching methodology, cognitive style, cognitive processes
Short description of contents:
Nowadays informatics is a part of most university curricula. In particular, in scientific and technological studies, a course in computer programming is often proposed in the first years. Nevertheless learning a programming language and solving problems in an algorithmic way is a hard task for many students. To reduce students difficulties and improve their performance, we think that is necessary to achieve a better comprehension of the cognitive processes involved. In this study, we analyse the relationship between cognitive styles, inside the theoretical framework of the empathizing–systemizing (E–S) theory, and performance in a sample of 46 students attending a course of programming in a Applied Mathematics bachelor. In line with the literature, women showed a higher level of empathy than men. However, no differences in performance were found between male and female students, even if for female students a higher level of systematizing quotients was related with a higher performance.
Web page:
http://www.ppig.org/workshops/ppig-2017-28th-annual-workshop
Product ID:
100748
Handle IRIS:
11562/973574
Last Modified:
March 20, 2018
Bibliographic citation:
Pasini, Margherita; Solitro, Ugo; Brondino, Margherita; Raccanello, Daniela, The role of the cognitive style in improving the learning to program  in Proceedings of 28th Annual Workshop of the Psychology of Programming Interest Group - PPIG 2017Proceedings of "PPIG 2017 - 28th Annual Workshop" , Delft, NL , 07/2017 , 2017pp. 1-7

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