The un-structured student

Myers, Colin and Douglas, Paul (2007) The un-structured student. In: Proceedings of the 24th British National Conference on Databases (BNCOD 2007): University of Glasgow, UK, July 3-5, 2007. IEEE, Los Alamitos, USA, pp. 3-9. ISBN 0769529127


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SQL (Structured Query Language) is intended to liberate users from the complex syntax, complex semantics and complex memory management that would be required of a procedural approach to relational database manipulation, and so allow users to concentrate on problem-solving. However, students still have problems with language features, program concepts and the legacy of their prior learning. This paper aims to assist lecturers teaching SQL.We present typical student mistakes, attempt to explain why these mistakes arise, and propose possible remedies.

Item Type: Book Section
Uncontrolled Keywords: SQL, mistakes, teaching and learning
Subjects: University of Westminster > Science and Technology > Electronics and Computer Science, School of (No longer in use)
Depositing User: Miss Nina Watts
Date Deposited: 25 Jun 2008 09:08
Last Modified: 11 Aug 2010 14:33

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