PPIG 2015 - 26th Annual Workshop
The construction of knowledge of basic algorithms and data structures by novice learners
Sylvia da Rosa
Abstract: Piaget's theory offers a model for explaining the construction of knowledge that can be used in all domains and at all levels of development, based on establishing certain parallels between general mechanisms leading from one form of knowledge to another, both in psychogenesis and in the historical evolution of ideas and theories. The most important notion of these mechanisms is the triad of stages, called by Piaget the intra, inter and trans stages. The main goal of our work is to build an instance of that model for research about the knowledge of basic algorithms and data structures constructed by novice students. This paper presents some aspects of our work, focusing on the passage from conceptual knowledge (intra-inter stages) to formalized knowledge (trans stage).