Undergraduate students’ learning approaches and learning to program

Melanie Coles; Keith Phalp

This study uses the Revised Two Factor Study Process Questionnaire (R-SPQ-2F) to explore undergraduate students’ approaches learning to program. The expectation being that deep learning approaches yield better results than surface approaches. There is strong evidence to support the hypothesis that deep approaches are related to higher grade outcomes, and surface approaches to lower. There is also strong evidence to support the hypothesis that students who hate programming do less well than those that do not. There is however, no evidence that pre

Type of Publication: Paper
Conference: PPIG 2019 - 30th Annual Conference
Publication Year: 2019
TitleUndergraduate students’ learning approaches and learning to program
Publication TypePaper
AuthorsColes, M, Phalp, K
PPIG Workshop: 
2019-08-30th