The Proceedings of the Information Systems Education Conference 2000: §408
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|Recommended Citation: Powers, K D and D T Powers. Constructivist Implications of Preconceptions in Computing. In The Proceedings of the Information Systems Education Conference 2000, v 17 (Philadelphia): §408.
Constructivist Implications of Preconceptions in Computing
The theory of constructivism has several important implications for methods of teaching. One of these is the need to explicitly confront student preconceptions. In this paper we explain how preconceptions effect student learning, according to the constructivist view, present an initial collection of preconceptions which computer science educators must address, and discuss how identifying these preconceptions can help improve student learning in CSIS.
|Kris D. Powers [a1] [a2]|
Computer Science Department
University of Illinois at Springfield [u1] [u2]
Springfield, Illinois, USA [c1] [c2]
Daniel T. Powers [a1] [a2]
Peoria, Illinois, USA [c1] [c2]
Keywords: teaching methods, constructivism, preconceptions
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