Student's characteristics and programming learning - A Macanese perspective

Anabela Gomes, Antonio Jose Mendes, Maria Jose Marcelino, Wei Ke, Sio Kei Im, Chan Tong Lam

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Abstract

Results in introductory programming courses are often disappointing. Several possible causes for this situation have been reported. This paper reports some results of an experiment where we tried to find correlations between novice student's performance in an introductory programming course and some of their characteristics, namely previous programming experience, past grades (in general and in Mathematics), learning styles and motivation to the study area. The study took place during the academic year of 2016-2017 involving a group of Macanese students. A comparison with a similar experiment done previously in Portugal, involving two different groups of students, is also presented.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of 2017 IEEE International Conference on Teaching, Assessment and Learning for Engineering, TALE 2017
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Pages346-353
Number of pages8
ISBN (Electronic)9781538609002
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jul 2017
Event2017 IEEE International Conference on Teaching, Assessment and Learning for Engineering, TALE 2017 - Tai Po, Hong Kong
Duration: 12 Dec 201714 Dec 2017

Publication series

NameProceedings of 2017 IEEE International Conference on Teaching, Assessment and Learning for Engineering, TALE 2017
Volume2018-January

Conference

Conference2017 IEEE International Conference on Teaching, Assessment and Learning for Engineering, TALE 2017
Country/TerritoryHong Kong
CityTai Po
Period12/12/1714/12/17

Keywords

  • introductory programming learning
  • motivation
  • student's bacckground

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