n South African Computer Journal - Knowledge, skills and strategies for successful object-oriented programming : a proposed learning repertoire

Volume 12, Issue 1
  • ISSN : 1015-7999
  • E-ISSN: 2313-7835



Third year Computer Science students were studied in order to determine which knowledge, skills and strategies they used during an object-oriented programming task. Quantitative and qualitative methods were used to analyse their computer programs and associated thinking processes. Successful programmers applied significantly more cognitive, metacognitive and problem-solving knowledge, skills and strategies, also using a greater variety, than the unsuccessful ones. Based on the approaches of the successful programmers, we propose a learning repertoire of integrated knowledge, skills and strategies, which can serve as a framework to support novices learning object-oriented programming (OOP).

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