Abstract thinking: a predictor of modelling ability?

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

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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.

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Date Deposited: 07 Jan 2010 14:06
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URI: http://westminsterresearch.wmin.ac.uk/id/eprint/7132

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