Aprendizado significativo aplicado ao ensino de algoritmos
BARBOSA, Leônidas da Silva. Aprendizado significativo aplicado ao ensino de algoritmos. 2011. 71 f. Dissertação (Mestrado em Ciência da Computação) - Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Norte, Natal, 2011.
Barbosa, Leônidas da Silva
The course of Algorithms and Programming reveals as real obstacle for many students during the computer courses. The students not familiar with new ways of thinking required by the courses as well as not having certain skills required for this, encounter difficulties that sometimes result in the repetition and dropout. Faced with this problem, that survey on the problems experienced by students was conducted as a way to understand the problem and to guide solutions in trying to solve or assuage the difficulties experienced by students. In this paper a methodology to be applied in a classroom based on the concepts of Meaningful Learning of David Ausubel was described. In addition to this theory, a tool developed at UFRN, named Takkou, was used with the intent to better motivate students in algorithms classes and to exercise logical reasoning. Finally a comparative evaluation of the suggested methodology and traditional methodology was carried out, and results were discussed