Conceptual models and cognitive learning styles in teaching recursion

Cheng Chih Wu, Nell B. Dale, Lowell J. Bethel

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Abstract

An experimental research design was implemented in an attempt to understand how different types of conceptual models and cognitive learning styles influence novice programmers when learning recursion. The results indicate that in teaching recursion to novice programmers: concrete conceptual models are better than abstract conceptual models, novices with abstract learning styles perform better than those with concrete learning styles, abstract learners do not necessarily benefit more from abstract conceptual models, and concrete learners do not necessarily benefit more from concrete conceptual models.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationPoceedings of the Conference on Integrating Technology into Computer Science Education, ITiCSE
EditorsD. Joyce
PublisherACM
Pages292-296
Number of pages5
Publication statusPublished - 1998
EventProceedings of the 1998 29th SIGCSE Technical Symposium on Computer Science Education, SIGCSE - Atlanta, GA, USA
Duration: 1998 Feb 251998 Mar 1

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OtherProceedings of the 1998 29th SIGCSE Technical Symposium on Computer Science Education, SIGCSE
CityAtlanta, GA, USA
Period98/2/2598/3/1

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Wu, C. C., Dale, N. B., & Bethel, L. J. (1998). Conceptual models and cognitive learning styles in teaching recursion. In D. Joyce (Ed.), Poceedings of the Conference on Integrating Technology into Computer Science Education, ITiCSE (pp. 292-296). ACM.

Conceptual models and cognitive learning styles in teaching recursion. / Wu, Cheng Chih; Dale, Nell B.; Bethel, Lowell J.

Poceedings of the Conference on Integrating Technology into Computer Science Education, ITiCSE. ed. / D. Joyce. ACM, 1998. p. 292-296.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

Wu, CC, Dale, NB & Bethel, LJ 1998, Conceptual models and cognitive learning styles in teaching recursion. in D Joyce (ed.), Poceedings of the Conference on Integrating Technology into Computer Science Education, ITiCSE. ACM, pp. 292-296, Proceedings of the 1998 29th SIGCSE Technical Symposium on Computer Science Education, SIGCSE, Atlanta, GA, USA, 98/2/25.
Wu CC, Dale NB, Bethel LJ. Conceptual models and cognitive learning styles in teaching recursion. In Joyce D, editor, Poceedings of the Conference on Integrating Technology into Computer Science Education, ITiCSE. ACM. 1998. p. 292-296
Wu, Cheng Chih ; Dale, Nell B. ; Bethel, Lowell J. / Conceptual models and cognitive learning styles in teaching recursion. Poceedings of the Conference on Integrating Technology into Computer Science Education, ITiCSE. editor / D. Joyce. ACM, 1998. pp. 292-296
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