Journal article

Young Children Learning with Logo: An Analysis of Strategies and Interactions

Nicola Yelland

Journal of Educational Computing Research | SAGE Publications | Published : 1993

Abstract

The present study used the screen version of Apple Logo to investigate the strategies and interactions of young children while they were engaged in Logo tasks. Eighteen children (mean age 7 years 6 months) completed Logo tasks individually and then in one of three gender pairs (girl/girl, boy/boy, and boy/girl). The results of the study indicted that there were differences in performance, based on gender, related to the consideration of three main variables; the number of moves made, time taken and the number of errors made. However, the nature of the differences changed over time and analyses of the strategies and interactions of the pairs indicated that in initial learning experiences the ..

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