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Building Theory in Computing Education Research
Spatial Encoding Strategies Theory and Multiple Conceptions Theory, a talk by Lauren Margelieux, Ph.D.
The computing education research field frequently calls for theory-building work to better explain the mechanisms of how people learn computer science. This talk discusses two theories that have been developed based on a synthesis of work across multiple fields to explain phenomena frequently seen in computing education: Spatial Encoding Strategy theory and Multiple Conceptions theory. The talk concludes the synthesis process used to develop these theories.
Lauren Margulieux Associate Professor of Learning Sciences at Georgia State University. She is the founding director of the Snap Inc. Center for Computing in Teacher Education, in which she coordinates Georgia State University’s teacher preparation programs to integrate computing into pre-service teacher training in all disciplines.