Software visualisation to support cognitive development

posted 29 Aug 2011, 04:56 by Jason Zagami   [ updated 29 Aug 2011, 05:48 ]
Monday, 2 October 2006

This presentation reports preliminary work in a study into the use of software visualisation systems to support student cognitive development of fundamental programming concepts. The ALICE programming language is utilised as a software visualisation system to assist students develop progressively complex understanding of the programming concept of sequence. Preliminary results suggest tracking of cognitive development utilising mental model theory may provide assistance in verifying student understanding of fundamental programming concepts and a framework in which to provide tailored remedial intervention.

Zagami, J. (2006, October). Software visualisation to support cognitive development. Paper presented at the Australian Council for Computers in Education Conference, Cairns, Australia. Retrieved from