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Research presentation

Jonas Boustedt

Research presentation

Jonas Boustedt

Senior lecturer, Head of department

Research subject: Computer Science
Research domain: Geospatial Information Science

I am an electronics and computer engineer, computer scientist, teacher and researcher. I have been employed at the University of Gävle since 1998 and in 2010 I got my PhD in Computer Science with specialization in computer science education.


My research focuses on learning and teaching in Computer Science, mainly in programming and software development. Among other things, I am interested in how students perceive and master key concepts, threshold concepts and design processes. Another area is the phenomenon of "learning on your own" (Self-directed learning) which is common in knowledge formation in computer science. I am an active member of "Sweden Group", an international research team with members from Sweden, England and the USA.


Scholarly articles, refereed

Thomas, L., Boustedt, J., Eckerdal, A., McCartney, R., Moström, J., Sanders, K. & Zander, C. (2017). In the liminal space : software design as a threshold skill. Practice and Evidence of the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning in Higher Education, 12 (2), 333-351. [More information]
McCartney, R., Boustedt, J., Eckerdal, A., Sanders, K., Thomas, L. & Zander, C. (2016). Why computing students learn on their own : motivation for self-directed learning of computing. ACM Transactions on Computing Education, 16 (1). 10.1145/2747008 [More information]
Boustedt, J. (2012). Students' different understandings of class diagrams. Computer Science Education, 22 (1), 29-62. 10.1080/08993408.2012.665210 [More information]
McCartney, R., Boustedt, J., Eckerdal, A., Moström, J., Sanders, K., Thomas, L. & Zander, C. (2009). Liminal Spaces and Learning Computing. European Journal of Engineering Education, 34 (4), 383-391. 10.1080/03043790902989580 [More information]
Boustedt, J. (2009). Students' Understanding of the Concept of Interface in a Situated Context. Computer Science Education, 19 (1), 15-36. 10.1080/08993400902819980 [More information]
Sanders, K., Boustedt, J., Eckerdal, A., McCartney, R., Moström, J., Thomas, L. & Zander, C. (2008). Student understanding of object-oriented programming as expressed in concept maps. SIGCSE Bulletin inroads, 40 (1), 332-336. 10.1145/1352322.1352251 [More information]

Scholarly articles, non-refereed

Boustedt, J., Eckerdal, A., McCartney, R., Moström, J., Ratcliffe, M., Sanders, K. & Zander, C. (2007). Threshold concepts in computer science : do they exist and are they useful?. SIGCSE Bulletin inroads, 39 (1), 504-508. 10.1145/1227504.1227482 [More information]
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