Educators' views on object orientation
2011 (English)In: ACM inroads, ISSN 2153-2184, E-ISSN 2153-2192, Vol. 2, no 4, 50-58 p.Article in journal (Other academic) Published
Much of the research on the teaching of object orientation has been focused on the students and their learning. Less is known of how the educators themselves think about different issues of the paradigm. The personal view of the educator is an important aspect that will affect how object orientation is taught. To investigate this, a qualitative study on educators’ views on object orientation has been conducted and categories of views concerning object orientation, objects, and examples for object orientation defined. In all, ten educators have been interviewed, six teaching in upper secondary school and four teaching at university-level. The results indicate that educators have a simple conceptual model of object orientation, which is likely to affect the presentation of the paradigm.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2011. Vol. 2, no 4, 50-58 p.
Object orientation, Programming, Educators, Novices
Research subject didactics of computer science
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-38002DOI: 10.1145/2038876.2038892OAI: oai:DiVA.org:umu-38002DiVA: diva2:371664