Programming Language Transfer for Novices

Ethel Tshukudu is a PhD student in Computing Science at the University of Glasgow investigating conceptual transfer for relative novices when they transition from one programming language to another as they progress in their level of Computing Science Education. This area of research is relevant to the Computing Science school education context because students find themselves faced with the need to transfer from blocks to text programming languages or procedural languages to object-oriented languages. Ethel intends on developing a framework of conceptual transfer for relative novices as well as developing a pedagogy that is suitable for conceptual transfer.