Search for dissertations about: "threshold concepts"

Showing result 1 - 5 of 29 swedish dissertations containing the words threshold concepts.

  1. 1. On the Road to a Software Profession : Students’ Experiences of Concepts and Thresholds

    Author : Jonas Boustedt; Michael Thuné; Roy Nilsson; Erkki Sutinen; Uppsala universitet; []
    Keywords : NATURAL SCIENCES; NATURVETENSKAP; SOCIAL SCIENCES; SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; NATURVETENSKAP; SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; NATURAL SCIENCES; SOCIAL SCIENCES; Biographies; class diagram; computer science education; computer science education research; computing concepts; concept map; content analysis; higher education; java interface; learning; object orientation; phenomenography; programming; role-play; software development; software profession; threshold concepts; variation theory; Datavetenskap med inriktning mot datavetenskapens didaktik; Computer Science with specialization in Computer Science Education Research;

    Abstract : Research has shown that there are gaps in knowledge between newly hired and experienced professionals and that some of these gaps are related to concepts, such as the concepts of object orientation. This problem, and the fact that most computer science majors want to work in the software industry, leads to questions regarding why these gaps exist and how students can be better prepared for their future careers. READ MORE

  2. 2. Crossing the threshold : Visualization design and conceptual understanding of evolution

    Author : Andreas C. Göransson; Lena Tibell; Konrad Schönborn; Anat Yarden; Linköpings universitet; []
    Keywords : SOCIAL SCIENCES; SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; SOCIAL SCIENCES; Evolution; Natural selection; Visualization; Conceptual understanding; Conceptual change;

    Abstract : The theory of evolution is considered the unifying theory of biology. An accurate understanding of evolution is vital both for the understanding of diverse topics in biology, but also for societal issues such as antibiotic resistance or biodiversity. READ MORE

  3. 3. Connect : Modelling Learning to Facilitate Linking Models and the Real World trough Lab-Work in Electric Circuit Courses for Engineering Students

    Author : Anna-Karin Carstensen; Jonte Bernhard; Christian Kautz; Linköpings universitet; []
    Keywords : Engineering Education; Engineering Education Research; Key concepts; Labwork; Laplace Transforms; Learning; Learning of a Complex Concept; Learning to model; Modelling learning; Models; Practical Epistemologies; Threshold concepts; Variation Theory;

    Abstract : A recurring question in science and engineering education is why the students do not link knowledge from theoretical classes to the real world met in laboratory courses.Mathematical models and visualisations are widely used in engineering and engineering education. READ MORE

  4. 4. Seeing through the lens of social justice: A threshold for engineering

    Author : Jens Kabo; []
    Keywords : SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; SOCIAL SCIENCES; liminality; threshold concepts; critical thinking; social justice; engineering education;

    Abstract : In recent times the need for educational research dedicated to engineering education has been recognised. This PhD project is a contribution to the development of engineering education scholarship and the growing body of engineering education research. In this project it was recognised that problem solving is a central activity to engineering. READ MORE

  5. 5. Beyond Moral Teaching : Financial Literacy as Citizenship Education

    Author : Mattias Björklund; Niklas Jakobsson; Martin Kristiansson; Johan Sandahl; Jan Löfström; Karlstads universitet; []
    Keywords : SOCIAL SCIENCES; SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; SOCIAL SCIENCES; financial literacy; social studies; upper secondary school; citizenship education; teaching; learning; pedagogical work; subject-matter didaktik; PCK; threshold concepts; variation theory; Beutelsbach consensus; powerful knowledge; second order concepts; Pedagogiskt arbete; Educational Work;

    Abstract : This thesis explores what financial literacy is, what financial literacy becomes and what financial literacy could become within the context of a citizenship education such as the Swedish upper secondary subject of social studies.  Financial literacy does not intuitively converge with social sciences which leaves social studies teachers to both teach and realise financial literacy. READ MORE