Object Oriented Paradigm: Cognitive Models of Understanding

By George Georgiev, Iren Valova, Plamen Tchimev and Natacha Gueorguieva.

Published by The Learner Collection

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The paper reports new enhancement of teaching methodology and created mental models for improvement of programming skills of students in the area of object-oriented paradigms. Each observation involved a combination of paper-based single-learning training session, tutorial-based session, and a web-based single-learning training session. The goal is to evaluate the expertise and the amount of accumulated knowledge of junior and senior students. New integrated cognitive model of understanding the object-oriented paradigm has been proposed and developed, which strengthen the student learning and problem solving skills. The case studies results indicate that users benefit from the developed teaching methodologies and tools. Based on the performed experiments we have suggested approaches for improvement of the metacognitive skills of students.

Keywords: Object-Oriented Paradigm, Program Comprehension, Mental Modeling, Integrated Cognitive Model, Software Reuse

The International Journal of Learning, Volume 15, Issue 3, pp.211-220. Article: Print (Spiral Bound). Article: Electronic (PDF File; 609.657KB).

George Georgiev

Associate Professor, Computer Science Department, University of Wiskonsin, Oshkosh, WI, USA

Iren Valova

Associate Professor, Computer and Information Science Department, University of Massachusetts, North Dartmouth, MA, USA

Plamen Tchimev

North Dartmouth, MA, USA

Natacha Gueorguieva

Professor, Computer Science Department, City Univesity of New York/College of Staten Island, Staten Island, NY, USA


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