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Influence of gender and pair-type on preschool children's learning in computing context

Potter, Renuka Christine A. 1995, Influence of gender and pair-type on preschool children's learning in computing context, M.A. thesis, Deakin University.

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Title Influence of gender and pair-type on preschool children's learning in computing context
Author Potter, Renuka Christine A.
Institution Deakin University
Faculty Faculty of Health and Behavioural Sciences
Degree name M.A.
Date submitted 1995
Keyword(s) Achievement motivation - Sex differences
Preschool children - Education - Social aspects
Computers - Study and teaching (Primary) - Sex differences
Summary The thesis examined early differences between girls and boys in their attitudes and social behaviour which might help explain why girls and women continue to reject computing. The behaviour of preschool children playing freely for three supervised sessions in either same-gender or mixed-gender pairs with a computerised robot was studied, and then their individual programming performance was measured. Conclusions were that social interaction and computer programming performance were not differentiated by gender. Mixed-gender pairs had a significant effect on both children's style of social interaction and their performance, an impact that was particularly negative for girls.
Language eng
Description of original x, 127 leaves ; 30 cm.
Dewey Decimal Classification 370.151
Persistent URL http://hdl.handle.net/10536/DRO/DU:30027684

Document type: Thesis
Collections: Faculty of Health
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