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    Examining the Role of Self Regulated Learning on Introductory Programming Performance


    Bergin, Susan and Reilly, Ronan and Traynor, Desmond (2005) Examining the Role of Self Regulated Learning on Introductory Programming Performance. In: ICER '05 Proceedings of the first international workshop on Computing education research. ACM, pp. 81-86. ISBN 1595930434

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    Abstract

    The purpose of this study was to investigate the relationship between self-regulated learning (SRL) and introductory programming performance. Participants were undergraduate students enrolled in an introductory computer programming module at a third-level (post-high school) institution. The instrument used in this study was designed to assess the motivations and learning strategies (cognitive, metacognitive and resource management strategies) of college students. The data gathered was analyzed to determine if a relationship existed between self-regulation and programming performance and investigate if SRL could be used to predict performance on the module. The study found that students who perform well in programming use more metacognitive and resource management strategies than lower performing students. In addition, students who have high levels of intrinsic motivation and task value perform better in programming and use more metacognitive and resource management strategies than students with low levels of intrinsic motivation and task value. Finally, a regression model based on cognitive, metacognitive and resource management strategies was able to account for 45% of the variance in programming performance results.

    Item Type: Book Section
    Keywords: CS; Programming; Predictors; Self-regulated learning; computer science education;
    Academic Unit: Faculty of Science and Engineering > Computer Science
    Item ID: 8211
    Identification Number: https://doi.org/10.1145/1089786.1089794
    Depositing User: Prof. Ronan Reilly
    Date Deposited: 15 May 2017 14:46
    Journal or Publication Title: ICER '05 Proceedings of the first international workshop on Computing education research
    Publisher: ACM
    Refereed: Yes
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