Developing a computer science-specific learning taxonomy

Ursula Fuller, Colin G Johnson, Tuukka Ahomiemi, Diana Cukierman, Isidoro Hernán-Losada, Jana Jackova, Essi Lahtinen, Tracy L Lewis, Donna McGee Thompson, Charles Riedesel, Errol Thompson

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    Abstract Bloom's taxonomy of the cognitive domain and the SOLO taxonomy are being increasingly widely used in the design and assessment of courses, but there are some drawbacks to their use in computer science. This paper reviews the literature on educational taxonomies and their use in computer science education, identifies some of the problems that arise, proposes a new taxonomy and discusses how this can be used in application-oriented courses such as programming.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)152
    Number of pages170
    JournalSIGCSE Bulletin Inroads
    Issue number4
    Publication statusPublished - 1 Dec 2007
    EventITiCSE-WGR '07 Working group reports on ITiCSE on Innovation and technology in computer science education - University of Dundee, Dundee, United Kingdom
    Duration: 23 Jun 200727 Jun 2007


    • computer science education
    • taxonomies of learning
    • curricula
    • assessment
    • credit transfer
    • benchmarking


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