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A Learning Strategy Approach for Teaching Novice Computer Programmers.
NAVAL POSTGRADUATE SCHOOL MONTEREY CA
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The purpose of this thesis is to investigate various learning strategies and present some suggested applications for the teaching of computer programming to Marine Corps entry-level programmers. These learning strategies are used to develop a cognitively designed structure for the teaching of the software engineering process. This structure was designed so that programmers could have readily available in their thinking process modern software engineering goals and principles that ultimately affect the quality of software. Also suggested at a lower level of the overall structure is a syntax and semantics organizer. This particular framework serves as an advance organizer for which specific programming language features could be introduced. This structure can act as an organizing mechanism for the introduction of various, useful programming chunks that would start the novice programmer on his quest to becoming an expert. Originator-supplied keywords included Learning Strategies Software Engineering Advance Organizers Mnemonics Elaboration Cognitive Psychology theses, Computer programming, Computer programmers, Marine Corps Training. Author
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