Novices' expectations and prior knowledge of software development
results of a study with high school students
Zu finden in: ICER 2005 (Seite 143 bis 153), 2005
In this paper we present results of an empirical study with about 600 secondary school students from the 11th grade.In the study novices' conceptions of software development, their attitudes towards and self-confidence with computers, as well as their expectations of learning goals and contents of informatics courses were examined.The study indicates that freshmen have different types of expectations concerning informatics. It becomes evident that their expectations depend on prior experiences and attitudes towards computers or technology. Furthermore, they turn out to be gender-specific.The study argues that the importance of computer science education results not only from the technical aspects of informatics but also from its social impacts. Informatics education as part of general education should convey, besides technical skills in programming, a suitable understanding of software development as a means to understand the importance of technology in modern societies.The résumé of the study refers to the relation between informatics education and the expectation freshmen have as to the nature of software development. Some conclusions for teaching informatics are drawn.Von Carsten Schulte, Johannes Magenheim im Konferenz-Band ICER 2005 im Text Novices' expectations and prior knowledge of software development (2005)
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