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An examination of the causality of transition and retention failure with computer science based courses

Johnson, M. and Davis, R. (2009) An examination of the causality of transition and retention failure with computer science based courses. In: White, H. (ed.) White, Hazel 10th Annual Conference of the Subject Centre for Information and Computer Sciences. Newtownabbey: Higher Education Academy, Subject Centre for ICS. 9780955967665. p. 148.

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Abstract: A significant number of studies have been conducted with the specific aim of formulating generic strategies to enhance student transition and retention [1, 2]. Far fewer studies have been carried out into the causality of transition and retention failure within computer science based courses. This work aims to explore the reasons why students specifically studying computing based courses may find transition into higher education difficult and ultimately highlight the causes of retention failure within the field. The work attempts to evaluate the benefit of the traditionally proposed transition and retention guidelines when applied to computing courses and where appropriate makes subject specific recommendations to enhance transition and retention within the field
Uncontrolled Keywords: Student transitions, retention, computing
Subjects: Q Science > QA Mathematics > QA75 Electronic computers. Computer science > QA76.27 Study and teaching. Research
L Education > LB Theory and practice of education > LB2300 Higher Education
Creators: Johnson, Mark and Davis, Rob
Editors: White, Hazel
Publisher: Higher Education Academy, Subject Centre for ICS
Faculties, Divisions and Institutes: University Faculties, Divisions and Research Centres - OLD > School of Applied Sciences (to 2009) > Computing and Mathematics (to 2009)
Date: 2009
Date Type: Publication
Page Range: p. 148
Title of Book: 10th Annual Conference of the Subject Centre for Information and Computer Sciences
Event Title: Higher Education Academy Subject Centre for Information and Computer Science's 10th Annual Conference
Event Dates: 25 - 27 August 2009
Place of Publication: Newtownabbey
Event Location: University of Kent, Canterbury
Event Type: Conference
Language: English
ISBN: 9780955967665
Status: Published / Disseminated
URI: http://nectar.northampton.ac.uk/id/eprint/2390

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