Proceedings of International Conference of Computer in Education / International Conference of Computer Assisted Instruction (ICCE/ICCAI ) 2000, Taipei, Taiwan, Vol.2, pp.1203-1208, (2000)

Analyses of Cognitive Effects of Collaborative Learning Processes
on Students' Computer Programming



   The purpose of this study was to clarify the cognitive effects of collaborative learning on Junior high school students' Logo programming. Two experiments were implemented: Experiment1 was an analysis of the relationships between interaction in pair activities and students' reflection. The effects of pair learning on students' promoting abilities of programming were analyzed in Experiment2.
   As the results of Experiment1, students' self-monitoring and self-control were supplemented each other through the interaction. Results of Experiment2 suggested that the effect of collaborative learning on students' programming abilities were developments of debugging ability against syntax error and coding ability of lower students, which was obtained the cognitive strategies for task division through the interaction.

Keywords: Collaborative Learning, Junior High School Students, Cognitive Effects, Logo Programming