University of London, Institute of Education, Department of Mathematics, Statistics and Computing
Proceedings of the Second International Conference for Logo and Mathematics Education pages:104-112
International Conference for Logo and Mathematics Education edition:2 location:London date:15-18 July 1986
An important argument for teaching children computer programming (in Logo) is the contention that learning to program can foster the acquisition of generalizable cognitive skills and problem-solving abilities. In this contribution we discuss some recent developments in the research with respect to this "cognitive effects hypothesis"; several guidelines for the design of future studies are derived.