Abstract thinking: a predictor of modelling ability?

Roberts, P. 2009. Abstract thinking: a predictor of modelling ability? ACM/IEEE 12th International Conference on Model Driven Engineering Languages and Systems: Educators' Symposium. Denver, Colorado, USA 04 - 09 Oct 2009

TitleAbstract thinking: a predictor of modelling ability?
AuthorsRoberts, P.
TypeConference paper
Abstract

In this paper, we describe a study of the abstract thinking skills of a group of students studying object-oriented modelling as part of a Masters course. Abstract thinking has long been considered a core skill for computer scientists. This study is part of attempts to gather evidence about the link between abstract thinking skills and

success in the Computer Science discipline. The results of this study show a positive correlation between the scores of the students in the abstract thinking test with the marks achieved in the module. However, the small numbers in the study mean that wider research is needed.

Year2009
ConferenceACM/IEEE 12th International Conference on Model Driven Engineering Languages and Systems: Educators' Symposium
Publication dates
Published2009
Web address (URL) of conference proceedingshttp://www.cs.colostate.edu/models09/eduPapers/1_RobertsFinal.pdf

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