TITLE

Improving Problem-Solving Skills through Logo Programming Language

TYPE

Journal Article

Abstract

The effect of Logo programming language on problem solving skills was investigated in this study. Eighty-five fifth-grade students were assigned to either an experimental or control Logo group. They were pre-tested to assess baseline receptiveness to figural and logical word problem-solving skills. After eight weeks of learning, the Logo experimental group had significantly higher scores than the control group on the problem-solving skills tests (assessing both figural and logical word problem-solving skills). The result revealed significant differences in the figural problem-solving skill between the Logo experimental and control groups. An implication was that Logo programming exercised skills are more critical and relevant to the figural problem-solving skill. Possible alternative explanations and suggestions are provided for future research endeavors.

Citation

Pardamean B, Suparyanto T and Evelyn. (2016). Improving Problem-Solving Skills through Logo Programming Language. New Educational Review, 41 (3), 52-64.

Keywords

Figural; Logical word; Logo; Problem solving; Programming language

Published On

New Educational Review

Author

  • Teddy Suparyanto
  • Evelyn

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