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What Do the Terms Computer, Internet, Robot, and CD Have in Common? An Empirical Study on Term Categorization With Students

Autor(en):
Brinda, T.; Napierala, S.; Tobinski, D.; Diethelm, I.
Herausgeber:
ACM
Titel des Sammelbands:
Proceedings of the 13th Workshop in Primary and Secondary Computing Education (WIPSCE 2018), Potsdam, Germany, 4.-6. Oktober 2018
Verlag:
ACM Press
Ort(e):
New York
Veröffentlichung:
2018
Sprache:
Englisch
Digital Object Identifier (DOI):
doi:10.1145/3265757.3265771
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Paper accepted for publication
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Kurzfassung

The ability to categorize concepts is an essential capability for human thinking and action. On the one hand, the investigation of such abilities is the subject of psychology, on the other hand, subjectspecific educational research is also of interest, as e. g. a number of research works in the field of biology show. For computer science education, so far there have been no corresponding studies available. This paper reports on an empirical study in which around 500 German students from primary to higher education were presented with 23 IT-related terms (such as computer, Facebook, hard drive, virus) with a request to assign these to self-defined categories and to give the categories individual names. This paper gives a first insight into the categorization behavior.