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
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