Student motivation towards learning to program

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

研究成果: Conference contribution同行評審

10 引文 斯高帕斯(Scopus)


This Research to Practice Full Paper presents a study on student's motivation towards learning to program. Motivation is a key factor in learning. Hence, stimulating student motivation strategies should be present in any pedagogical approach. This is particularly true in courses where a very active student attitude is fundamental. Introductory programming courses in higher education are a good example, which are known to be difficult for many students. To be successful students need to be motivated, as effort and commitment are necessary to overcome the difficulties many of them experience. In our study we analyzed several motivational aspects separately and then we correlated that information with the marks students obtained in introductory programming courses. We used two questionnaires. The Course Interest Survey (CIS) and the Instructional Materials Motivation Survey (IMMS). We could find some interesting correlations that confirm the importance of different motivational aspects to learning. We found other issues that demand more investigation, in order to create the best context to promote student motivation and learning.

主出版物標題Frontiers in Education
主出版物子標題Fostering Innovation Through Diversity, FIE 2018 - Conference Proceedings
發行者Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
出版狀態Published - 2 7月 2018
事件48th Frontiers in Education Conference, FIE 2018 - San Jose, United States
持續時間: 3 10月 20186 10月 2018


名字Proceedings - Frontiers in Education Conference, FIE


Conference48th Frontiers in Education Conference, FIE 2018
國家/地區United States
城市San Jose


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