An Australasian study of reading and comprehension skills in novice programmers, using the bloom and SOLO taxonomies

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Conferences in Research and Practice in Information Technology Series, 2006, 52 pp. 243 - 252
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In this paper we report on a multi-institutional investigation into the reading and comprehension skills of novice programmers. This work extends previous studies (Lister 2004, McCracken 2001) by developing a question set within two key pedagogical frameworks: the Bloom and SOLO taxonomies. From this framework of analysis some interesting emergent patterns relating the cognitive level of the questions to student performance have been identified. © 2006, Australian Computer Society, Inc.
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