Evaluating the development and effectiveness of grit and growth mindset among high school students in a computer programming project

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dc.contributor.author Kench, Delia
dc.date.accessioned 2017-12-07T13:19:06Z
dc.date.available 2017-12-07T13:19:06Z
dc.date.issued 2016
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10539/23461
dc.description A Dissertation submitted to the Faculty of Science, University of the Witwaters-rand, in fulfilment of the requirements for the degree of Master of Science Johannesburg 2016 en_ZA
dc.description.abstract This dissertation investigates grit “passion and perseverance” for a long-term goal and growth mindset in grade 11 high school students as they code a non-trivial pro-gramming project in Java over a six-week period. Students are often challenged by the complexities of programming and can be overwhelmed when they encounter errors causing them to give up and not persevere. The programming project includes scaffolding with frequent feedback to increase the motivation of students. The study used mixed methods research that used both quantitative and qualitative data to find answers to the research questions. Whilst the correlation between grit, mindset and the project results were moderate, that students submitted their project numerous times showed an indication to perseverance. The data gathered from the interviews further indicated that the students’ perseverance led them to employ their own prob-lem-solving strategies when they encounter problems. en_ZA
dc.language.iso en en_ZA
dc.title Evaluating the development and effectiveness of grit and growth mindset among high school students in a computer programming project en_ZA
dc.type Thesis en_ZA
dc.description.librarian MT 2017 en_ZA


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