Lessons from cognitive science for computer science education

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    This paper articulates stages of cognition that underpin learning, as identified by the fields of neuroscience and cognitive psychology. The stages are presented in the context of developing Computer Science thinking skills. Then strategies from educational literature (both general and computer science specific) are mapped to each of these stages of cognition. It is intended that this research not only supports computer science educators in their practice, but also models an approach to relating the cognitive phases of learning with educational strategies that in turn may be adapted to other learning domains.
    Original languageEnglish
    Number of pages12
    JournalJournal for computing teachers
    Publication statusPublished - 2008

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