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Difficulties in Teaching and Learning the Java Programming


Adair, D and Jaeger, M, Difficulties in Teaching and Learning the Java Programming, Proceedings ICEE2011 : Engineering Sustainability for a Global Economy, 21-26 August 2011, Belfast, Northern Ireland, UK, pp. 1-13. ISSN 1562-3580 (2011) [Refereed Conference Paper]


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This paper is part of an ongoing effort to improve teaching and learning of the object-orientated Java programming language for novice programmers at undergraduate level. An examination of what makes the skill of programming in Java difficult to acquire is conducted using a method that integrates triangular fuzzy numbers and the analytic hierarchy process to develop a fuzzy evaluation model, which prioritizes the relative weights of difficulties found in the teaching and learning of the Java programming language. The results derived by the evaluation model can provide a reference for course designers and teachers seeking to reduce the difficulties of delivering Java programming courses.

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Item Type:Refereed Conference Paper
Keywords:Object-orientated programming, learning effectiveness
Research Division:Engineering
Research Group:Mechanical engineering
Research Field:Mechanical engineering not elsewhere classified
Objective Division:Education and Training
Objective Group:Teaching and curriculum
Objective Field:Assessment, development and evaluation of curriculum
UTAS Author:Adair, D (Dr Desmond Adair)
UTAS Author:Jaeger, M (Dr Martin Jaeger)
ID Code:76175
Year Published:2011
Deposited By:Engineering
Deposited On:2012-02-29
Last Modified:2017-10-06
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