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On the cognitive effects of learning computer programming

Roy D. Pea

On the cognitive effects of learning computer programming

a critical look

by Roy D. Pea

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Published by Bank Street College of Education in NewYork .
Written in English


Edition Notes

At head of cover: Center for Children and Technology.

StatementRoy D. Pea and D. Midian Kurland.
SeriesTechnical report -- no.9
ContributionsKurland, D. Midian., Center for Children and Technology.
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL20933984M

  This article posits artificial intelligence (AI), as applied in instruction, is a more efficient means to old ends and that newer ends can be thought of. In particular, it is argued on the basis of some past research and on the basis of a Vygotskian view, that intelligent computer tools can not only simulate human cognition but, given specific conditions, humans can simulate computer's by: As a consequence, educational media can effectively teach knowledge and cognitive skills. A large amount of research has found a positive impact of educational screen media on cognitive development. Entertainment television and computer games, on the other hand, may have a negative impact, especially while children are learning to read.

measures in cognitive load measurement could also be concluded by the experiments. This paper will also focus on the effect of LTM (Long Term Memory) while learning programming. Key-Words: Programming, Visualization, Cognitive Load, NASA TLX scale. 1 Introduction As discussed in the abstract this paper addresses to resolve the cognitive load File Size: KB. Identifying the set of cognitive processes (CPs) a student can go through during computer programming is an interesting research problem. It can provide a better understanding of the human aspects in computer programming process and can also contribute to the computer programming education in general.

This popularity is based on the claim that learning computer programming improves cognitive skills, including creativity, reasoning, and mathematical skills. In this meta-analysis, we tested this claim performing a 3-level, random-effects meta-analysis on a sample of studies and effect by: 4.   A series of studies on the cognitive effects of programming determined that Papert’s claims were problematic, but other research studies like the “Effects of Computer Programming on Cognitive Outcomes,” and those conducted at institutions like MIT, have shown that programming can be beneficial to cognitive development.


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On the cognitive effects of learning computer programming: A critical look (Technical report) [Roy D Pea] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. While no research has been directly aimed at defining the cognitive prerequisites for learning programming, at least six factors are frequently mentioned: mathematical ability, memory capacity, analogical reasoning skills, conditional reasoning skills, procedural thinking skills, and temporal reasoning by: On the Cognitive Effects of Learning Computer Programming: A Critical Look.

Technical Report No. Pea, Roy D.; Kurland, D. Midian This paper provides an historical and empirical critique of the claim that learning to program will promote the development of general higher mental by: 6. cognitive impacts of programming have an intuitive appeal, we show them to be mitigated by considerations of factors involved in learning and development.

We also demonstrate how, embodied in practice, the fact-learning approach to programming often leads to incomplete programming skills. Cognitive studies of what expert programmers know, theFile Size: KB.

CiteSeerX - Document Details (Isaac Councill, Lee Giles, Pradeep Teregowda): Abstract—This paper critically examines current thinking about whether learning computer programming promotes the development of general higher mental functions.

We show how the available evidence, and the underlying assumptions about the process of learning to program fail to address this issue adequately. Abstract This paper critically examines current thinking about whether learning computer programming promotes the development of general higher mental functions.

We show how the available evidence, and the underlying assumptions about the process of learning to program, fail to address this issue adequately. Our analysis is based on a developmental cognitive science perspective on learning to. Our analysis is based on a developmental cognitive science perspective on learning to program, incorporating developmental and cognitive science considerations of the mental activities involved in by: Full text of "ERIC ED On the Cognitive Effects of Learning Computer Programming: A Critical cal Report No.

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On the Cognitive Effects of Learning Computer Programming: A Critical Look. Technical Report No. On the Cognitive Effects of Learning Computer Programming. Moreover, published studies exhibited larger effects than gray literature.

These findings shed light on the cognitive benefits associated with learning computer programming and contribute to the current debate surrounding the conceptualization of computer programming as a form of problem by: 4.

TRANSFER EFFECTS OF COMPUTER PROGRAMMING 4 The Cognitive Benefits of Learning Computer Programming: A Meta-Analysis of Transfer Effects Computer programming is an activity similar to solving problems in other domains: It requires skills, such as decomposing, abstracting, iterating, and generalizing, that are also.

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De Corte E., Verschaffel L., Schrooten H. () Cognitive Effects of Learning to Program in Logo: A One-Year Study With Sixth Graders. In: De Corte E., Linn M.C., Mandl H., Verschaffel L. (eds) Computer-Based Learning Environments and Problem Solving.

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in computer science education, but there's a whole field of research on the topic, with conferences and journals and books every year. Although claims regarding the cognitive benefits of computer programming have been made, results from existing empirical studies are conflicting.

To make a more reliable conclusion on this issue, a meta-analysis was performed to synthesize existing research concerning the effects of computer programming on cognitive by:.

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Share on. Author: Nancy S. Grant.Abstract. Discussion of the use of computer programing languages to facilitate cognitive skill transfer focuses on logical reasoning.

Conditional logic principles are examined, and a study is described that examined the effects of learning the LOGO Programing Language on fifth graders' conditional reasoning by: 5.On the cognitive effects of learning computer programming Roy D. Pea, D. Midian Kurland To cite this version: Roy D.

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