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Using Reflective Learning in an Introductory Programming Course

Using Reflective Learning in an Introductory Programming Course
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Author(s): Joo Eng Lee-Partridge (Central Connecticut State University, USA)
Copyright: 2006
Pages: 3
Source title: Emerging Trends and Challenges in Information Technology Management
Source Editor(s): Mehdi Khosrow-Pour, D.B.A. (Information Resources Management Association, USA)
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-59904-019-6.ch023
ISBN13: 9781616921286
EISBN13: 9781466665361


This paper describes an exploratory study on the use of reflective learning to enhance student learning in an introductory programming course. Students were required to submit a weekly journal detailing their learning challenges and triumphs as they tackled the in-class as well as take home assignments. Initially, some students were resistant to the idea of journal writing for a programming course. As they wrote their reflective pieces, many were surprised that it actually benefited them in the learning process.

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